Division of Licensure and Regulation

The Health Facilities Commission was created by the merger of the Health Services and Development Agency and the Department of Health's Office of Health Care Facilities, effective 1 July 2022.



The Division of Licensure and Regulation is responsible for ensuring quality of care in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical treatment centers, and other kinds of health care facilities in Tennessee. The Office licenses and/or certifies 21 types of health care facilities, including laboratories.

The Division also conducts state licensure and/or federal certification surveys annually for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and is responsible for the investigation of all facility complaints received, and the issuance and collection of state and /or federal civil monetary penalties. Facility surveys and complaint investigations are coordinated and conducted from our three regional offices located in Jackson, Nashville, and Knoxville.

For questions about Licensure and Regulations, contact 615-741-7221.

Board For Licensing Health Care Facilities (BLHCF)

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