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Who regulates Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania?

Who is responsible for inspections, licenses, and quality?

topics: regulations | Nursing homes | inspections | Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Nursing Care Facilities

Its good to know this information in case you have a problem or question about your family member in a nursing home.

The Department of Health, Division of Nursing Care Facilities is responsible for the licensing and oversight of Pennsylvania's nursing care facilities.

These include licensure and certification surveys, follow-up surveys and complaint investigations. On-site surveys to verify conditions in a facility. Enforcement actions can be taken if a facility fails to meet compliance regulations. Surveys are not just for health care compliance, but also include fire and safety standards.

The Division's web page is at this link: The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Nursing Care Facilities

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