North Dakota Critical Access / Acute Hospitals

North Dakota currently has Critical Access Hospitals, General Acute Hospitals, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Rehabilitation Hospitals, Indian Health Services Hospitals, and Transplant Hospitals.  In addition to certification, North Dakota also licenses hospitals as Primary Care or General Acute.

North Dakota Century Code and Administrative Rules


    SFN 8001, (Adobe PDF) Application for License to Operate a Hospital


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The North Dakota Center for Rural Health, Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network supports ongoing performance improvement of North Dakota's CAHs.

Quality Health Associates of North Dakota serves as a link between healthcare providers and the community.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides additional information on licensing and regulations of Critical Access Hospitals.


    Appendix W: Survey Protocol, Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for CAH's and Swing Beds in CAH's

    Appendix A: Survey Protocol, Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals

    Appendix AA: Survey Procedures and Interpretive Guidelines for Psychiatric Hospitals



North Dakota Department of Health Publication (Hospital Happenings)


Transplant Hospital