Certificate of public need; definition of 'medical care facility,' facilities subject to review. (SB983)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; definition of "medical care facility." Adds to the list of medical care facilities for which a certificate of public need is required any facility located in Planning District 20 that has common ownership with an affiliated licensed hospital located within 35 miles of the facility and that includes, as part of the facility, a dedicated emergency department as defined in 42 C.F.R. § 489.24(b) that is subject to the requirements of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105569D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Certificate of Public Need
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB983)
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB983E
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20105569D-E
02/11/2020Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB983E)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/25/2020Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions