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Welcome to the home page for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) School Construction Approval and Facility Inspection Program. The ISDH Health Care Engineering Program inspects schools in response to complaints, and reviews and approves plans for construction or alteration of schools. Both programs seek to insure safe facilities, proper water supply, and proper sewage disposal.
****NOTICE TO ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS and PROVIDERS****
****PROCESS CHANGE EFFECTIVE APRIL 2, 2012****
Effective Monday, April 2, 2012, the Indiana State Department of Health, Health Care Engineering program (HCEP) will no longer accept hardcopy plan sets. All plans will be submitted through the new Electronic Plan Submission Process using the Revit Autodesk® “.dwf” format. The new process from a high level view will be:
Step 1: Application and any fee required will be submitted as normal
(see each application for complete instructions).
DO NOT SUBMIT PLANS WITH THE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT (if any).
Step 2: The project architect/engineer will receive an email with the assigned project number, instructions on submitting plans, and instructions for all required documents to be submitted over the State’s secure FTP site.
Applications and instructions (step 1 above) can be found at: http://www.in.gov/isdh/25330.htm
All other instructions and information will follow in an email as described in step 2 above.
Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Health Care Engineering
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-8761 [Administrative Assistant]
Water microbiology laboratories (Indiana-certified)
Public water supply samples are required to be tested by a certified laboratory.
Order Form for Drinking Water Sample Bottle
Anyone can submit a drinking water sample for sodium, fluoride, nitrate, or bacteriological analysis by the ISDH Laboratory. The ISDH laboratory will provide a sterilized sample bottle with shipping form and container, upon payment of the necessary fee.
Automatic hot water temperature control valves regulate the hot water temperature at the point of use, to preventing accidental scalding. They are required to be installed in the facilities for which this Program reviews plans and specifications.
A planning guide including minimum requirements for the construction of vault privies.
A guide for architects and engineers on basic requirements for layout and design of on-site water supply and wastewater disposal systems at locations where such facilities may be approvable.
A communicable disease reference guide for school officials.
Many frost-proof hydrants and exterior drinking fountains allow for possible back-siphonage of contaminated water into a water distribution system. Therefore, approved non-freeze, non-polluting sanitary exterior drinking fountains and yard hydrants required to be installed in the facilities that this Program reviews plans and specifications for.
Frost-proof hydrants are used to prevent water outlets from freezing in the winter.
Information on why hand washing is important; how diseases are spread; when hands should be washed; the proper way to wash hands; and how hand washing can protect you and your family.
Histoplasmosis is a respiratory illness caused by Histplasma capsulatum, a soil fungus common throughout the Midwest. Indiana has the optimum combination of temperature and humidity for the fungus to grow very well. While the illness is usually so mild that it may go unnoticed, for a small minority, usually those who are very young, very old, immunocompromised, or who suffer from a chronic illness, the illness can be quite severe. It can cause permanent damage to the lungs, blindness or death.
Indiana Department of Environmental Management maintains this database. Using this portal, a person can determine for any public water supply its source water, treatment employed, population served, pertinent names & addresses, and results of the most recent chemical and bacteriological testing conducted.
Onsite systems require care in site selection, design, and construction. Proper installation should help ensure years of trouble-free operation.
This web page provides general information on the department's review and approval process, and includes links to web pages containing information on new technologies that have been approved, and the status of those that are currently under review.
Rats and mice can be found in and around every town and farm in the country. It is estimated that there is one rat for every person living in the United States. Rodents have followed man to almost all parts of the world. They have no respect for social class; they are equal opportunity pests.
Click here to obtain information from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on maximum chemical contaminant levels for safe drinking water.
Indiana Department of Environmental management provides information for sanitizing after a flood, and before the water supply is again put to use.
In essence, only temporary holding tanks can be approved, and only for a maximum of two years operation.
Guidelines for school officials who must develop a policy on the use of universal precautions to prevent bloodborne disease transmission during student athletic, extracurricular, or recreational activities.
Obtain information about water conservation; not only does it save water, but it saves energy, and it can save you money. Excessive water use burdens water utilities, overloads sewage treatment plants, and can cause residential septic systems to malfunction or fail.
This provides guideline for school officials and local health departments who must respond to water outages or boil water orders.
This is a guide for well-drillers and homeowners on the construction of safe, usable wells, including standards for construction of wells and installation of pumps and appurtenances.
West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitos which have first bitten an infected bird.
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