Short Title CERTIFICATES OF NEED FOR HEALTH FACILITY
Sponsor(S) HOUSE HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES
Title "An Act removing a requirement that a certificate of need is needed before elimination of a category of health services provided by a health care facility; prohibiting a person from converting a building or part of a building to a nursing home that requires licensure unless authorized by a certificate of need; setting a standard of review for applications for certificates of need relating to nursing homes and nursing home beds and relating to that standard of review; providing that the standard of review for applications for certificates of need for beds other than nursing home beds or for a health care facility other than a nursing home is the availability and quality of existing health care resources or the accessibility to those resources compared to the current or projected requirement for health services required to maintain the good health of citizens of this state; defining the term 'nursing home bed'; eliminating statutory references to the office of planning and research in the Department of Health and Social Services; and providing for an effective date."
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