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Health Care Engineering Program

Welcome to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Health Care Engineering Program.  The Health Care Engineering Program consists of engineering programs in support of health care licensing and certification programs for acute care and long term care providers, children's group home/private secure home and child care institutions (excluding child day care centers).  The ISDH has created individual program home pages for some of the programs.  Links to the program home pages are below.



Effective Monday, April 18, 2016, the Indiana State Department of Health, Health Care Engineering Program (ISDH) in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Fire Protection and Building Safety Division (DHS) will begin a transition to a ‘one stop’ web based portal. The first phase will allow for the submission of applications and fees simultaneously to both the ISDH and DHS. Phase two, which will be rolled out at a later date, will allow for submission of plans in addition to applications and fees.

Effective Monday, June 19, 2016, the ISDH will no longer accept paper applications nor manual/paper based payment of fees. All applications and fees must be submitted through the web based portal. Any applications or fees submitted directly to the ISDH after June 18, 2016 will be returned.

Step 1:  Access the ‘one stop’ web portal at:  https://secure.in.gov/apps/dhs/drs/ .

Step 2:  Complete the online application and pay the appropriate fees.

Step 3: All other instructions and information will follow in an email from the ISDH to the architect/engineer which will include the assigned project number, instructions for submitting plans and instructions for all required documents to be submitted over the State’s secure FTP site.

About the Health Care Engineering Program

The mission of the Health Care Engineering Program is to improve health and safety of health care, school and childcare facilities.  The Health Care Engineering Program reviews and approves construction plans for regulated facilities to assure they will be constructed in accordance with State and nationally recognized medical, health, safety and accessibility standards.

Contact the Health Care Engineering Program

Indiana State Department of Health
Health Care Engineering Program
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Program Director
Todd Hite
(317) 233-7166
(317) 233-8761 [Administrative Assistant]

Questions: engineering@isdh.in.gov

Health Care Engineering Program

List of Programs Administered by the Health Care Engineering Program

  • Hospital
    • Acute
    • Long Term Acute Hospital
    • Rehabilitation
    • Critical Access
    • Psychiatric


  • Long Term Care
    • Comprehensive Health Care Facility
    • Residential Care Facility


  • Private Mental Health Institutions


  • Child Caring Institution (Excludes Day Care Centers)