Monitoring the Healthcare of a Nation

Important News from AHFSA

The Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) is partnering with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the prevention and control of Clostridium difficile... - Click here to read more.

Welcome to AHFSA

The Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for regulatory agency directors and managers to address common interests, concerns, and health care program issues related to certification and licensure of health care facilities. The State Survey Agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are members of our organization.

The AHFSA web site has been developed to provide information about our organization, to allow us to share information about the programs we manage, and to offer links to other web sites where interested persons can learn about licensing, certifying, and inspecting health care providers.  Please explore the site and learn more about our mission and goals.

I hope you find this site informative and useful.  Please add us to your "Favorites" list and share your comments or suggestions about the site with our Corresponding Secretary, Shelly Williamson, at

Thanks for visiting the AHFSA web site,

Laura Hudspeth
AHFSA President

Our Mission

The mission of the Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) is to strengthen the role of its member state agencies in advocating, establishing, overseeing, and coordinating health care standards that will assure the highest practicable quality of health care for all state and federally regulated health care providers.

These goals are met through member advocacy to various organizations and agencies; through the gathering, communicating and exchanging of health related information; through advice and recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Inc. (ASTHO) and other health care agencies, associations and entities; through helping to improve the quality of state and territorial health survey programs; and, through the professional development of its members. 


2017-2018 AHFSA Officers 

Mike Cook - President

Dean Linneman - Past President

Laura Hudspeth - President Elect

Stefanie Mozgai - Vice President

Susan Coble- Treasurer 

Cindy DePorter - Corresponding Secretary

Mary Jo Roue -  Recording Secretary



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