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Hospice Agency Licensing and Certification Program

Welcome to the home page for the Hospice Agency Licensure and Certification Program. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) licenses agencies that provide a specialized form of interdisciplinary health care that is designed to alleviate the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual discomforts of an individual who is experiencing the last phase of a terminal illness or disease. The agencies provide:

  • physician services
  • nursing services
  • medical social services
  • counseling services
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech therapy
  • home health aide
  • homemaker
  • medical supplies
  • short term inpatient services

at the patient's residence or inpatient care unit. The Indiana Department of Health inspects hospice agencies for quality of care to citizens of Indiana and to ensure compliance with state laws. The Indiana Department of Health also monitors agencies, on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for quality of care for all citizens in need of these services and to ensure compliance with federal regulations.


QSO-20-18-HHA Revised - Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Religious Nonmedical Healthcare Institutions (RNHCIs)

Report a Complaint, Incident or Crime to the IDOH

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility

Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility

The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the IDOH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy.  The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations. This form is not to be used to file a complaint.

Contact the Hospice Agency Program

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Home and Community Based Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Janelyn Kulik, RN
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
Fax: 317-233-7322
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7445

Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

The IDOH Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care Information Center is intended to provide information about perinatal hospice and palliative care.  Hospice and palliative care services provide medical, nursing, spiritual, emotional, social, and bereavement care to families experiencing consequences of a perinatal loss.


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