Survey, Certification and Credentialing Commission

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 Commission 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 Commission are performed under contract to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Commission is required to survey all nursing facilities within an overall 12-month average, with no individual facility exceeding 15 months.

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Nursing Home Comparison

The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this  website provides information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care needs.

Nursing Home Regulations and State Statutes

FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
Nursing Facilities 2015PDF1.11 MB12 Nov, 2015 Download
KSA 39-970 Revised 2013PDF103.57 KB16 Jun, 2015 Download
Adult Day CarePDF992.03 KB16 Jun, 2015 Download
Assisted Living - Residential Health CarePDF2.85 MB16 Jun, 2015 Download
Boarding CarePDF488.17 KB16 Jun, 2015 Download
Home PlusPDF2.75 MB16 Jun, 2015 Download
Individuals with Intellectual Disability FacilitiesPDF18.66 MB16 Jun, 2015 Download
Nursing Facilities for Mental HealthPDF1.15 MB16 Jun, 2015 Download
Medication Aides Nurse Aides Position StatementPDF188.46 KB23 Jul, 2015 Download

KDHE Licensed Medical Facilities Directory

The following information can be found on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website, Medical Facilities Licensed by KDHE Directory:

  • Hospital Bed Summary (summarizes bed information for all types of hospital beds)
  • State Licensed Beds
  • Medicare Certified Beds
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • End State Renal Disease Facilities
  • General Acute Hospitals
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Long-Term Care Units in Acute Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Rehabilitation Agencies
  • Psychiatric, State Mental, and Mental Retardation Hospitals
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Special Hospitals
  • Portable X-Ray Services