Mississippi State Department of Health

Health Facilities Licensure and Certification


The Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification is the Mississippi regulatory agency responsible for regulating and licensing hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and other specialized care facilities.

This division is also responsible for certifying health care facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs. Since the division requires health facilities to be in compliance with state and federal standards, the level of care delivered is continually reviewed and upgraded so that patients and residents can be better protected from abuse and neglect.

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Reports Archive

File a Health Facility Complaint

Please use the link below to file an online health facility complaint:

Online complaint filing is preferred, but you may also call the Health Facility Complaint Hotline: 1-800-227-7308.

Facility Incident Reports (FRIs)

Health facilities may not use the online complaint portal above to file a required incident report. FRIs must be sent to: FacilityReportedIncidents@msdh.ms.gov
Fax: 601-364-5050

Registered Nurses: Become a Paid NNAAP Evaluator

Registered Nurses (RNs) can help ease Mississippi's nursing shortage by becoming a paid evaluator for the NNAAP Skills exam so that more CNA candidates can become certified.

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COVID-19 has negatively impacted the number of direct care workers, specifically certified nurse aides (CNA), across the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi State Department of Health is working closely with Credentia, our CNA testing provider, to increase opportunities for MS nurse aide candidates to become certified. Registered Nurses are key to the CNA certification process, functioning as Evaluators for the NNAAP Skills exam.

We are asking you to consider becoming an invaluable asset to building your nursing community through the administration of certification testing for nurse aides in Mississippi, with the opportunity to also earn extra income. Evaluators are needed in most areas, so please use the link below to contact Credentia to see whether your area has Evaluator openings, if your availability aligns with the current need, and how you can help.

Once you application is received, additional information regarding the position and the requirements will be sent to you by your state’s Program Coordinator at Credentia Services.

Thank you for your willingness to help get more Mississippi Nurse Aides certified!

Links referenced
Mississippi Nursing Home Information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,780,html
Intermediate Care Facility (ICFIID) Information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,780,html
Compare Nursing Homes    http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/
Long-Term Care Alternatives and Resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,19373,83,779,html
Health Facilities Directory    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,613,html
Vickie.Risher@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:Vickie.Risher@msdh.ms.gov
Certificates of Need    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,84,html
CMP Grants    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,21363,83,779,html
Criminal History Record Checks    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,206,html
Disaster Planning Templates    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,0,122,569,html
Regulations and Minimum Standards    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,60,html
COVID-19 materials    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
Home Health Report    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,752,html
Long-Term Care Facilities Report    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,751,html
Hospital Report    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,588,html
Historical data    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,702,html
Reports Archive    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,702.html
File a facility complaint now    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,787,html
FacilityReportedIncidents@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:FacilityReportedIncidents@msdh.ms.gov
Information on PFERs and how to apply    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,1007,html
Apply as an Evaluator with Credentia    https://bit.ly/workcredentia

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