Ruthanne Risser, R.N. B.S.N.- Director
The Acute Care Division is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of provider compliance within state licensing laws and regulations through conducting regular, on-site inspections. The division also conducts investigations to determine provider compliance with Medicare and Medicaid requirements.
Acute Care also oversees CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988) which evaluates laboratories that perform testing on human specimens.
Provider entities include:
New providers who are required to obtain clearance from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), may apply electronically via the following link: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/pgportal