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 – Recordings now available
The Indiana Healthcare Leadership Conference "Moving Forward & Recognizing Concerns" was held Tuesday, Nov. 2. The conference covered three main topics: the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare, personnel, facilities, and families; healthcare concerns related to acute and chronic wounds in long-term care facilities; and the transformation of long-term services and support systems.
Recordings of the sessions are available to view here.
| 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
317-233-7295 – 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.