503 S Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS  66603-3404

Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Survey, Certification and Credentialing Commission

The Survey, Certification and Credentialing Commission protects public health in Kansas through the inspection and licensing of adult care homes, as defined by K.S.A. 39-923. The Commission is responsible for inspection and licensing of residential care facilities, residential and day support facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities, private psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, community mental health centers, and substance use disorder treatment facilities as defined by KSA 39-2002.

The Commission develops and enforces regulations and standards for these facilities and field staff document compliance with state regulations and federal certification standards through onsite surveys. The Commission receives complaints about alleged abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors and individuals living in facilities licensed by the commission as well as complaints for non-long term care certified facilities. Those complaints often lead to investigations of alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation and are conducted to verify facility compliance with federal and state requirements.

The commission is also responsible for the health occupation and credentialing program which registers, licenses or certifies several health occupations, maintains the nurse aide registry, maintains and approve CNA/CMA/Paid Nutrition Assistant, home health aides,  Operator and AIT courses and course materials and manages the criminal record check program.

The commission is comprised of five divisions: Survey and Certification, State Licensed Adult Care Homes, Health Occupations and Credentialing, Individuals with Developmental Disability Licensing and Behavior Health Service Licensing.

2023 Regional Round Table Information