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ISDH Home > Health Care Quality & Regulatory > Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission

Welcome to the home page for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission.  The ISDH Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission is responsible for programs in the areas of health care facility licensing and certification, healthcare quality, vital records, and weights and measures.  Through its programs, the Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission:

  • Promotes health care quality
  • Licenses and certifies health care facilities, agencies, clinics, centers, and providers
  • Ensures accurate state vital records and statistics
  • Ensures accurate state standards for weights, measures and metrology

The Commission is organized into five divisions (and to include) :

  1. Division of Acute Care
    • Health care engineering program
  2. Division of Health Care Education and Quality
  3. Division of Long Term Care
  4. Division of Program Development and Quality Promotion
    • Medical Radiology Licensing Program
    • Division of Weights, Measures, and Metrology
  5. Office of Vital Records

About the Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission

Commission Organization Chart

Organization chart of the Division

Commission Overview

List of Programs Administered by the Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission

Overview of Commission

Contact the Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission

Indiana State Department of Health
Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission
2 North Meridian Street, 4th Floor Selig
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7621 (Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)
Map

Assistant Commissioner
Terry Whitson
twhitson@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7022
(317) 233-7621 [Administrative Assistant – Teresa Watson]
(317) 233-7154 [Fax]

Report a Complaint, Incident or Crime to the ISDH

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility

Any individual may submit a complaint to the ISDH about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care facility or entity.  The ISDH 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.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility

State or federal regulations require health facilities or entities to report certain types of “incidents” to the ISDH.  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.  An Incident report form is provided for health care facilities to report incidents to the ISDH.

Report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a long term care resident

Federal law requires “covered individuals” to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a long term care resident to the ISDH 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 ISDH. 

Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission: Links to Division and Program Home Pages

Health Care Quality Information

Division of Acute Care

Division of Health Care Education and Training

Division of Long Term Care

Division of Program Development and Quality Initiatives

Office of Vital Records