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Licensure and Certification Division

The Licensure and Certification Division within the Survey, Certification and Credentialing Commission promotes excellence in the health care and living conditions of the 18,000 individuals residing in Kansas nursing homes through the application of federal and state regulatory standards. Through initial licensure processes and ongoing annual surveys, state surveyors review a variety of aspects of nursing home care. Federal and state regulations ensure that residents receive care that meets accepted standards. Other regulations ensure that residents’ rights are protected and they are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation. In addition, the surveyors examine the physical environment to ensure facilities provide safe and sanitary conditions for residents. Fire and safety inspections are provided under contract by the State Fire Marshal. This Division is also responsible for surveyor training and orientation; survey quality improvement efforts; policy and procedure development; survey management; enforcement activities; complaint intake, referral and investigation management. Many of the activities of the Division are performed under contract to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Division is required to survey all nursing facilities within an overall 12-month average, with no individual facility exceeding 15 months.

Reports

Initial Licensure Packet and Other Forms

You will find the necessary documents needed to submit an application for initial licensure of an adult care home with the State of Kansas by clicking here

You will find the necessary documents needed to submit an application for initial licensure of an Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) with the State of Kansas by clicking here

Nursing Facilities Survey Process

Nursing Home Compare

Zero Deficiency Surveys
Exemplary Letters

Publications

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