The Health Care Facilities Program, Acute and Continuing Care (HFP/ACC) is part of KDHE's Bureau of Community Health Systems. The HFP/ACC licenses and provides State and or Federal regulatory oversight of acute and continuing care health facility types such as acute and specialty hospitals including organ transplant centers, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies and free-standing birth centers. In addition, the program certifies and provides Federal regulatory oversight of other acute and continuing care facility types such as rural health clinics, hospice agencies, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, End State Renal Disease facilities, outpatient physical therapy, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilitiesand portable x-ray providers.
These programs exist to assure quality care through two primary means:
Establishing licensing standards
Inspecting facilities to assure standards are being met