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Health facilities policies guidelines and publications


Please find below health care facilities' policies, guidelines, waivers, publications, brochures, and informational resources.

HB22-1401 Nurse Staffing Standards Waiver Application form

State Regulation Waiver application form

State Regulation Waiver Instructions

Waiver Public Notice Template

Life Safety Code time-limited waivers: guidance for submission

Mandatory Vaccination Waiver Application - Following the recent Board of Health hearing on 12/15/2021, facilities/agencies that have staff with religious exemptions from COVID-19 immunization are no longer required to submit a request for a regulatory waiver.

Marijuana Laws that Impact Health Facilities


Restraints Have Risks: Make the Right Choice

  • Information on restraints, produced by the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care and the Colorado Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Resolving Health Care Problems in Nursing Homes

Selecting and Working With a Home Health Agency

  • Information about certified home health agencies, i.e., those that have received certification from the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility

  • A checklist to help consumers choose the most appropriate assisted living facility for themselves or loved ones.

Resolving Concerns in Assisted Living Homes

In the World of Healthcare - Getting started in a career in the long-term health care continuum

Protecting Personal Property in a Colorado Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility - A proactive approach to preventing theft and loss.