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Health Facilities Administration
Health Facilities Administration is responsible for the oversight and enforcement of basic standards designed to promote safe and appropriate care of persons receiving care and treatment in hospitals and other medical facilities, residential facilities, and through nonresidential health care providers.

HFA is comprised of several specific program areas, including:

  • The Health Facility Licensing Unit
  • The Health Facility Certification Unit
  • The Community Residences Certification Unit
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certificates

The Health Facility Licensing Unit licenses and inspects a variety of health facilities, residential facilities and nonresidential health care providers including:

  • Acute psychiatric residential treatment programs
  • Adult day programs that provide services to three or more patients
  • Adult family care homes
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Assisted living residence – residential care facilities
  • Assisted living residence – supported residential care facilities
  • Birthing centers
  • Collecting stations
  • Educational health centers
  • End stage renal dialysis centers
  • Freestanding emergency rooms
  • Home care service providers
  • Home health care providers
  • Home health hospice providers
  • Hospice houses
  • Hospitals and specialty hospitals
  • Individual Home Care Service Providers
  • Intermediate care facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Non-emergency walk-in care centers
  • Nursing facilities
  • Residential treatment and rehabilitation facilities

The Health Facility Certification Unit is the contract survey agency for the NH Medicaid Office and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Health Facility Certification Unit certifies and inspects health facilities, nursing facilities and nonresidential health care providers that participate in the Medicare/Medicaid programs.

The Health Facility Licensing Unit investigates and attempts to resolve complaints filed against licensed health facilities, residential facilities and nonresidential health care providers.

The Community Residence Certification Unit certifies and inspects community residences and day programs that serve individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic Brain Injury.

 
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