Health Facility Licensure

This Office of Health Facilities Licensure & Certification surveys, licenses, and recommends federal certification for healthcare facilities to ensure state and federal health and safety standards are met — if the facility is a Medicaid or Medicare provider.

  • NOTICE: Nursing Facility Bed Availability
    SB 61 from the 2019 legislative session provided that if an existing nursing facility ceases operation, the authorized beds from that existing facility will be held available by the Department of Health for eighteen months from the closure date and shall be available for use by an entity licensed to operate a nursing facility. There are currently 484 beds available due to the closure of Monument Health Custer Care Center (76 beds) effective closure February 10, 2022, Avantara Ipswich (59 beds) effective closure June 1, 2022, Good Samaritan Society Lennox (64 beds) effective closure July 15, 2022, Good Samaritan Society Deuel County (75 beds) effective closure July 15, 2022, Avantara Salem (63 beds) effective closure October 1, 2022, Avantara Armour (45 beds) effective closure October 1, 2022, Prairie Estates Care Center Elk Point (50 beds), effective closure January 14, 2023, and Avantara Arlington (52 beds), effective closure February 7, 2023. Questions or inquiries may be sent to Cassie Deffenbaugh.

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