Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies


AHFSA announces the opening of the Professional Forum! 

State Agency members are invited and encouraged to post informational and survey related questions that you wish to pose to other State Agencies in the Professional Forum.


AHFSA Fall Board Meeting - October 30 - November 1, 2017
Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square


SAVE the DATE! 2018 Annual Conference
September 23 - 26th, 2018


 Background Check Forum Welcome to AHFSA

AHFSA is pleased to welcome The National Forum for Background Checks (the Forum) as a workgroup within AHFSA. The Forum is a state-run collaborative association of states whose mission is to improve public health and safety by advancing and supporting the adoption of robust background screening of care workers to protect vulnerable populations.

The members are agency representatives from current and former National Background Check Program (NBCP) CMS grant recipient States. Most programs are housed in the State Survey and Certification agency.

The Forum will be have an interest track at the upcoming AHFSA annual conference in Orlando.

Any State may participate in the Forum; information on how to sign-up can be found in the Forum Participation Guide.

To fulfill its goals, the Forum is actively engaged in the following areas:

  • Participate in meetings and conferences;
  • Advocate for adoption and sustainment of background checks to protect vulnerable populations nationally;
  • Encourage and facilitate data and information sharing among States – the current focus is to expand participation in the NBCP Nurse Aide Registry;
  • Develop and maintain a resource library; and
  • Leverage best practices with technical services contracts.

To learn more, see the Forum brochure and our their ten identified initiatives.

Participation in the forum is open to agencies from all States with an interest in screening programs to protect vulnerable populations. For more information, please email

CMS Announces Dates for SADOC and SETI

Please make note of the following important dates for SADOC and SETI:

  • April 16-20, 2018
  • May 13-17, 2019
  • April 6-10, 2020
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