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Board Name: Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
Board ID: 69
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-7221
Board Contact: Janie L. Craig
Contact Phone: 615-741-8402
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 68-11-203
Duties: The Office of Health Care Facilities is responsible for ensuring quality of care in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical treatment centers, and other kinds of health care facilities in Tennessee. The Office licenses and/or certifies 21 types of health care facilities, including laboratories. The Office also conducts state licensure and/or federal certification surveys annually for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and is responsible for the investigation of all facility complaints received, and the issuance and collection of state and /or federal civil monetary penalties. Facility surveys and complaint investigations are coordinated and conducted from our three regional offices located in Jackson, Nashville, and Knoxville. The Board is empowered to license and regulate all hospitals, recuperation centers, nursing homes, homes for the aged, home care organizations, assisted living facilities, birthing centers, residential hospices, and ambulatory surgical treatment facilities. The Board is required to adopt or promulgate fire and life safety code regulations and minimum standards for patient care in health care facilities, set minimum compliance standards or regulations and specifications for construction plans of health care facilities and conduct annual compliance inspections. The Board may suspend or revoke licenses for chronic violations of federal or state laws or regulations or for any other practice deemed detrimental to patient health, safety, or welfare.
Number of Members:
Compensation: Travel expenses reimbursed in accordance with state travel regulations.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: The Board meets for approximately ten (10) hours every three (3) months.
Hours Required: