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Health Care Facilities - Consumer Information 

Find information and resources about health care facilities in Massachusetts.

Licensure and Medicare & Medicaid Certification 

For health care facilities applying for state licensure as well as Medicare and/or Medicaid certification.

Health care facility licensure regulations 

See the requirements, regulations, and Massachusetts General Laws for health care facility licensure.

Health Care Facility Reporting 

Report suspected abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of patient or resident property.

Sign up for Listserv Communications 

Instructions for health care facilities to sign up for electronic transmission of correspondence (ListServ) from DPH.

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) 

Information about reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections

Nurse Aide Registry Program 

The Nurse Aide Registry Program reviews training and competency evaluation programs, oversees the Massachusetts state competency evaluation, and maintains a registry of nurse aides.

Temporary Nursing Service Agency (Nursing Pool) 

Information for temporary nursing service agencies to register with the Department of Public Health.

Nursing Home Provider Information 

For providers and administrators of nursing home care in Massachusetts.

Nursing Home Consumer Information 

Find information and resources about nursing home care in Massachusetts.

Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research 

For institutions that conduct, or are looking to conduct, human embryonic stem cell research.

Sepsis Information 

Learn more about what sepsis is, how to treat it, and explore more resources from the CDC.