Long Term Care/Nursing Homes
Welcome to the home page for the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Division of Long Term Care. The Division of Long Term Care is responsible for state licensing and federal certification programs for long term care facilities. The IDOH has created individual program home pages for the programs. Links to the program pages are below.
Long Term Care Newsletters / COVID-19
Indiana Healthcare Leadership Conference – October 3, 2019
Severe Mental Illness in Long Term Care
On October 3, 2019 the Indiana Department of Health hosted the 21st Indiana Healthcare Leadership Conference. Nursing home staff, healthcare leaders, state surveyors, and other healthcare professionals attended. The topic focused on Severe Mental Illness in Long Term Care. Resources from the conference are available below.
About the Division of Long Term Care
Contact the Division of Long Term Care
Indiana Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7442 (Long Term Care Switchboard)
(317) 233-1325 (IDOH Main Switchboard)
(317) 233-9691 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]
Report a Complaint, Incident or Crime to the IDOH
Any individual may submit a complaint to the IDOH about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care facility or entity. The IDOH investigates all complaints. The above link is to a page that provides information about the complaint process and how to report a complaint. A Complaint report form is provided for individuals to assist in the reporting of care issues.
State or federal regulations require health facilities or entities to report certain types of “incidents” to the IDOH. The above link is to a page that provides information about the incident reporting process and how a health care facility or entity reports incidents.
Federal law requires “covered individuals” to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a long term care resident to the IDOH and a local law enforcement entity. Covered individuals include an owner, operator, employee, manager, agent, or contractor of the facility. The included facilities include a nursing home, hospice, or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID). The above link is to a page that provides information for long term care providers about the crime reporting requirements and how to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident. A Reporting a crime form is provided for individuals to report suspected crimes to the IDOH.
Survey Report System
The Survey Report System will be utilized as part of the state licensing and federal certification of health care facilities. The Survey Report System will enable facilities to view/print survey reports and survey related documents online. The Survey Report System will also allow facilities to complete the survey Plan of Correction (POC) online via an internet-based system. The Survey Report System allows the facility to upload supporting documents as part of the Plan of Correction.