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Bureau of community program licensure and certification 

The Bureau of Community Program Licensure and Certification’s mission is to maximize the quality and integrity of care and services by monitoring compliance and by promoting data, education and collaboration within Pennsylvania.
Division of Home Health
The Division of Home Health establishes and enforces quality care and safety standards for Health Care Facilities in Pennsylvania.  The Division conducts state licensure, Medicare certification and complaint investigations for home health agencies, home care agencies/registries, birth centers, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, hospice agencies, end state renal disease centers, outpatient physical/speech/occupational therapy clinics, rural health clinics, and pediatric extended care centers.
Division of Intermediate Care Facilities
The Division of Intermediate Care Facilities is the regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of individuals with intellectual disabilities or other related conditions living in ICFs/IID or ICFs/ORC in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Division is also responsible for enforcing quality care standards for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities for individuals under 21 years of age and Community Mental Health Centers.
Drug, Devices and Cosmetics Program
The Drug, Device and Cosmetic Program is responsible for administering the requirements of Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act and Regulations, Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributors Act, Non-Controlled Substance Reporting and Registration Act and the Generic Substitution Equivalency Law and Regulations.  Under these regulations and statutes, the program oversees the registration and compliance of all drug/device distributors, drug/device manufacturers, device dealers, non-prescription drug retailers, oxygen/medical gases suppliers, and certain bulk chemical suppliers.
Hearing Aid Registration Program
The Hearing Aid Registration Program is responsible for overseeing the registration and oversight of Pennsylvania’s professional hearing aid fitters, apprentices, temporary apprentices and hearing aid dealers.  The responsibility includes the sale of all hearing aids in Pennsylvania and any complaints which may result from such sales.  The program also, through administration of written examination, approves status change of hearing aid apprentice to hearing aid fitter.
Indoor Tanning Program
The Indoor Tanning Program is responsible for enforcing the Indoor Tanning Regulation Act that took effect on July 7, 2014.  The Act states that all tanning facilities are required to register with the Department of Health.
For more information, select the above links or call the Bureau of Community Program Licensure and Certification at 717-783-8665.