Items in this category apply to the ADHS Licensing Division. ADHS is required to license medical, long term care and behavioral health treatment facilities. ADHS also licenses Child Care Facilities and Homes, as well as a few special professions. ADHS licenses emergency medical personnel as well, but that is through Preparedness.

2018 ADVICE Collaborative: Patient Engagement

By | September 4th, 2018|Licensing|

Every year, our Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensing partners with stakeholders to provide a daylong educational session for end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) providers in Arizona. This year marked the sixth year of our ADVICE (Arizona Developing Value Through Innovation and Communication with ESRD Providers) Collaborative held on June 21, 2018. This year’s theme was centered on patient engagement. Approximately 211 [...]

Ensuring the Health and Safety of our Littlest Residents and Visitors

By | August 2nd, 2018|Licensing|

Over the past month, there has been a lot of news around unaccompanied minors and migrant children receiving care in in Arizona.  ADHS is responsible for licensing health care institutions and child care facilities in Arizona and is committed to ensuring children are in a safe and nurturing environment. In fact, the health and safety [...]

Vital Records Staff Participate in National Adoption Day

By | November 28th, 2017|Licensing|

National Adoption Day, which took place this year on Nov.18, is an annual event held to raise awareness for more than 100,000 foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children are finalized on this special day. This year 261 children were adopted in Maricopa County. Our Bureau of [...]

Tips for Visiting Friends and Loved Ones in Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities During the Holidays

By | November 21st, 2017|Licensing|

During the holiday season our thoughts often turn to visiting friends or loved ones in long-term care and assisted living facilities. The visits, while strongly recommended by those involved in health care and aging, are sometimes very emotional. We recommend that Arizonans who visit relatives or friends during the holidays should first plan ahead to [...]

ADHS Technology Helps Improve Services

By | November 9th, 2017|Licensing|

The Internet is here to stay. While that should be fairly obvious to just about everyone, government sometimes seems a bit slow to catch on. That’s not the case in Arizona, and certainly isn’t true at the Arizona Department of Health Services. We’ve long been a leader in providing services to you, our customers, through [...]

New Online Death Registration System Goes Live

By | October 4th, 2017|Licensing|

The Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Vital Records (ADHS) operates multiple statewide electronic systems that enable ADHS and our partners to submit records of vital events for registration and ultimately issuance to the public.  On Monday, ADHS implemented new death registration and Vital Records issuance system that will be used, in coordination with partners statewide, [...]

Water Screening in Child Care Facilities

By | September 18th, 2017|Licensing, Preparedness|

Starting this month, ADHS will be launching a project to screen water in many licensed child care facilities for lead. Our Child Care Licensing surveyors will collect water from a sample of drinking water sources at facilities while they’re out to conduct facility inspections. The surveyors will bring the water samples to our Arizona State [...]

Get Ahead on Back to School and Fall Sports by Making Sure You Have Your Child’s Birth Certificate

By | July 26th, 2017|Licensing|

August is a busy time of year for many Arizona families.  It’s time for back to school and enrollment for fall sports, both of which will likely require you to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Our Bureau of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of Arizona vital records, including [...]

Arizona Acute and Long-Term Care Infection Prevention and Control Collaborative

By | June 21st, 2017|Licensing, Preparedness|

Our Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program and Division of Licensing Services, collaborated with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, APIC Consulting Inc., Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), and other state partners to provide a two-day Arizona Healthcare-Acquired Conditions (HAC) and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Summit. The two-day collaborative, held June 8 and June 9, brought [...]

How and Where to Obtain a Birth Certificate from Vital Records

By | May 19th, 2017|Licensing|

We get calls every day from people looking to get a copy of their birth certificate. Depending on your timeline, here are some details on how you can obtain the record you need. The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Vital Records no longer provides same day walk-in customer service for certificate issuance. You [...]