Certificate of public need; conditions and licensure of nursing homes and hospitals, etc. (SB130)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; conditions and licensure of nursing homes and hospitals; public health emergency. Provides for an exemption from the requirement for a certificate of public need, for the duration of the State Health Commissioner's determination, emergency order of the State Board of Health, or Commissioner's exercising of authority on behalf of the Board, plus a period of 30 days, for projects involving a temporary increase in the total number of beds in an existing hospital or nursing home, which may include temporary structures or satellite locations that are operated by the hospital or nursing home in response to a public health emergency, when the Commissioner has determined that a natural or man-made disaster has caused the evacuation of a hospital or nursing home and that a public health emergency exists due to a shortage of hospital or nursing home beds, or when the Board has made an emergency order or the Commissioner is exercising authority on behalf of the Board for the purpose of suppressing nuisances dangerous to the public health and communicable, contagious, and infectious diseases and other dangers to the public life and health. Read the Bill »


01/07/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103615D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB130)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health committee on 01/24/2022. It meets on Thursday, 8:30 A.M.—Senate Room B.

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