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Residential Care Facility Licensing Program

The Residential Care Facility Licensing Program conducts health surveys and investigates complaints in order to assess the compliance of about 100 residential care providers with the rules and regulations.


Indiana Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Program Manager
Miriam Buffington
317-233-7442 [Long Term Care]
317-233-1325 [IDOH Main]
317-233-7322 [Fax]

Questions: Ltcproviderservices@isdh.IN.gov

Report a Complaint or Incident 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.

Consumer Information

Advance Directives Resource Center

Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Declaration and Order 

Residential Care Facility Consumer Reports


Directory of Free Standing Residential Care Facilities

Directory of Non-Free Standing Residential Care Facilities

Facility Changes

Administrator or Director of Nursing Change Form

Application for Conversion from Residential Care to Non-Certified Comprehensive Care Facility

Application for Conversion from State Licensed Only to Medicare/Medicaid Participation

Bed Changes, Remodeling, and Special Units Requests

Change of Ownership Residential Facility

Change of Name

New Residential Care Facility

Residential Care Facility Closure Requirements

Survey Resources

Residential Care Survey Procedure Guidance

Residential Care Survey Forms


Administrator or Director of Nursing Change Form

Application for Approval of the Dining Assistant Program

Health Care Engineering Plans Approval

Application for License to Operate a Health Facility

Application for Renewal of Health Facility License

Bed Inventory

Employee Records

Notice of Transfer and Discharge

Notice of Transfer and Discharge Request for Hearing

Nurse Aide Registry CNA Renewal

QMA Record of Annual In-service Training

Laws and Regulations

State Laws and Rules

Indiana Code 16-28-2; Licensure of Health Facilities

410 IAC 7-24; Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements

410 IAC 16.2; Licensure of Health Facilities Rules

410 IAC 16.2-5: Residential Regulations

412 IAC 2; Qualified Medication Aides

Indiana Law and Rules Homepage

Indiana Register

Limited Criminal History Search


Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
402 West Washington Street, Room W451
Post Office Box 7083, MS 27
Indianapolis, Indiana 46207-7083
Information/complaint line: 800-622-4484 or 317-232-7134
Fax number: 317-972-3285

Professional Organizations

American Health Information Management Association

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Hoosier Owners and Providers for the Elderly

Indiana Assisted Living Association

Indiana Chapter of  the American Physical Therapy Association

Indiana Health Care Association

Indiana State Medical Association

Indiana State Nurses Association

Leading Age Indiana

State Government

Division of Aging (FSSA)

Division of Mental Health and Addiction (FSSA)

Indiana Public Access Counselor

Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (FSSA)

Federal Government

National Government Services

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

National Patient Safety Foundation

Office of Civil Rights


Newsletters and Subscription Home Page

Program Information and Policies

Construction Plan Review for Long Term Care Facilities

IDOH Program Guidance Letter LTC-2005-01
Alzheimer and Dementia training requirements for comprehensive and residential facilities.