Licensing & Certification
Information and resources regarding licensing and certification of health facilities and child care.
Each licensing area conducts its activities through on-site inspection and monitoring visits performed by licensing specialists who have expertise in their particular fields. Additionally, licensing staff provide technical assistance to new and existing providers and are responsible for investigations of consumer complaints.
Note: The Licensing and Certification Unit at DHHS does not handle the licensing of professionals such as physicians, nurses, optometrists, psychologists, pharmacists, etc. Please visit the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification for more information.
Child Care Licensing
The Child Care Licensing Unit (CCLU) ensures that children attending NH child care programs are in safe and healthy environments and are provided with care, supervision and developmentally appropriate activities that meet each child's physical and emotional needs.
Health Facilities Administration
Health Facilities Administration (HFA) 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.