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The Intermediate Care Facility for the Individuals with Disabilities (ICF/ID) Program enforces rules and regulations for over 500 facilities. The majority of these facilities are four to eight bed group homes. Staff conducts certification surveys and investigates complaints. The surveys focus on observations of staff and/or consumers interaction and interviews with consumers regarding their participation and choice of services in order to determine the outcomes of active treatment.
Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7442 (Long Term Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]
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.
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.
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.