Health and Human Services Division

The Health and Human Services Division provides legal services to the Board, Director and staff of the Department of Health and Welfare, including all its divisions and regional offices; assures compliance of all department programs with state and federal laws and regulations; and advises the department on development and promulgation of rules and regulations.

Programs and facilities for which the division provides assistance include:

  • child and adult mental health;
  • child protection;
  • alternate care and adoption, including licensing;
  • substance abuse;
  • child care;
  • child support services;
  • institutions for mentally ill and developmentally disabled;
  • Medicaid;
  • medical and financial assistance;
  • Veterans Homes;
  • emergency medical services;
  • laboratories;
  • vital statistics;
  • health statistics;
  • immunizations;
  • Epidemiology;
  • Food protection;
  • Disaster preparedness;
  • Licensing and certification for hospitals, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities;
  • Food stamps;
  • Temporary assistance for needy families.

Nicole McKay, Division Chief
Carla Shupe, Legal Secretary
Phone: (208) 334-5537
Fax: (208) 334-5548

Contact Our Office Office Organization FAQs Consumer Topics Career Opportunites Employee Directory Concealed Weapons