Welcome to the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission
Entrusted to ensure excellence in an everchanging healthcare environment.
Protecting patients and promoting quality in healthcare facilities.
Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Consistency, Innovation
In the 2022 legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly passed Public Chapter 1119 to create a new independent state agency, the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission (HFC). The Commission is formed from the former Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) and Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Facilities (OHCF). The Health Facilities Commission is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) designated State Surveying Agency (SSA).
The Health Facilities Commission encompasses the Certificate of Need Program, the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities (BLHCF), the Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Program, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Program, and conducts the surveys and investigations of health facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.