Certificate of public need; expedited review process for certain projects. (SB205)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)

Progress

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

Description

Certificate of public need; expedited review process; work group; report. Requires the Department of Health to establish an expedited review process for certain projects involving the addition of imaging equipment, a new ambulatory or outpatient surgery center, operating rooms at an existing ambulatory or outpatient surgery center, and psychiatric beds or conversion of existing beds at a medical care facility to psychiatric beds and requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing the certificate of public need program a provision for the development of review criteria and standards for specific medical care facilities and health care services for each health planning region that take into account the unique needs and characteristics of such region. The bill also amends the definition of "charity care" and defines "health care service" and "indigent." Additionally, the bill directs the Department of Health to convene a work group to make recommendations of funding options to alleviate the risk of financial insolvency for public and private hospitals with fewer than 100 licensed beds in the event of a future public health emergency. The bill requires the work group to report its recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions by November 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101209D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2022Assigned Education sub: Certificate of Public Need
02/03/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22105861D-S1
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB205S1)
02/08/2022Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)

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