Certificate of public need; changes to Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. (HB350)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Certificate of public need. Makes changes to the Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. The bill removes various behavioral health facilities from the list of medical care facilities and projects subject to the requirement of a certificate of public need and makes various changes to procedures governing the certificate of public need process, including (i) defining "charity care" for purposes of the certificate of public need program; (ii) establishing an expedited 45-day review process for applicants for projects determined by the Department of Health (the Department) to be uncontested and to present minimal health planning impacts and for which the applicant agrees to comply with quality assurance requirements established by the Board of Health (the Board) and consents to provide charity care in an amount specified by the Board; (iii) establishing an expedited 120-day review process for applicants for projects identified by the Department to be uncontested and to present limited health planning impacts that require an intermediate level of scrutiny and for which the applicant agrees to comply with quality assurance requirements established by the Board and consents to provide charity care in an amount specified by the Board; (iv) clarifies the content of a completed application for a certificate; (v) eliminates the requirement for a public hearing on applicants for certificates; (vi) reduces the timeline from 80 calendar days to four days for a person to be made party to the case for good cause following completion of the review and submission of recommendations related to an application; (vii) requires the Department to establish a website to make information about the certificate of public need program, including information about letters of intent received by the Department, available to the public; and (viii) establishes a permit process for projects that are no longer subject to the requirement for a certificate of public need, which includes provisions for charity care requirements and quality assurance. The bill also (a) directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to review requirements governing imposition and satisfaction of charity care requirements for certificates of public need, including provisions for defining charity care and calculating the amount and value of charity care required and provided, develop recommendations for standardizing and enforcing such requirements, and report his recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2016, and (b) requires the Department to work cooperatively with Virginia Health Information to develop a process for the collection of utilization data for recipients of certificates of public need describing specific types of equipment utilized. Amends § 15.2-5307, § 2.2-4006, § 2.2-4006, § 32.1-102.1, § 32.1-102.1, § 32.1-102.1:1, § 32.1-102.2, § 32.1-102.2, § 32.1-102.2:1, § 32.1-102.2:1, § 32.1-102.3, § 32.1-102.3, § 32.1-102.4, § 32.1-102.4, § 32.1-102.6, § 32.1-102.6, § 32.1-122.01, § 32.1-122.03, § 32.1-122.04, § 32.1-122.07, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101162D
01/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/04/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Committee substitute printed 16105312D-H1
02/04/2016Substitute bill reprinted 16105312D-H1
02/05/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Passed by until Thursday, February 11, 2016
02/11/2016Passed by for the day
02/12/2016Passed by temporarily
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105312D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB350H1
02/15/2016Passed by temporarily
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB350H1)
03/03/2016Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Committee substitute printed 16106036D-S1
03/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Read third time
03/04/2016Passed by for the day
03/07/2016Read third time
03/07/2016Reading of substitute waived
03/07/2016Committee substitute rejected 16106036D-S1
03/07/2016Floor substitute printed 16106109D-S2 (Newman)
03/07/2016Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
03/07/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/07/2016Continued to 2017 in Finance
12/02/2016Left in Finance