Submit a Complaint

NJDOH operates a 24-hour hotline for complaints about healthcare facilities

Complaint Hotline: 1-800-792-9770

Submit a complaint online

Enforcement actions

More complaint information

Find Hospitals, Outpatient & Long-Term Care Facilities

Apply for a License or Certification

Interested in working in a healthcare facility? You might require a license or certification from the New Jersey Department of Health.

Find out how you can get certified

Assisted Living

The New Jersey Department of Health makes no endorsement of a specific accrediting organization.  Recognized accrediting bodies include those nationally recognized accreditation organizations that accredit Assisted Living Residences.

The current list of accrediting bodies includes the Joint Commission.

Using New Jersey's Accreditation Deemed Status Pathway for NJ Licensure Renewals | The Joint Commission

The Guidance Memorandum regarding Deemed Status Program can be located here.

Healthcare Facility Consumer Reports and Guides

Health Facility Regulation

The New Jersey Department of Health regulates a wide range of healthcare settings for quality of care, such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ambulatory care centers, home health care, medical day care and others (complete list).

To ensure compliance with regulations, survey facilities investigate complaints and penalize facilities for non-compliance.

Finally, we certify aides and administrators in settings such as nursing homes to ensure their training, experience and background meet state standards.

Last Reviewed: 5/13/2024