View Amendment Current Amendment: 5a to Bill 4701 Rep. MERRILL proposes the following Amendment No. 5a to H.4701

EXPLANATION: certificate of need

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 435, after line 35, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/      (DHEC: Certificate of Need Project or Equipment) During the current fiscal year, the department shall not expend any funds to and no person supported by state funds may take any enforcement action against a person or health care facility that undertook a project or purchase of equipment from June 28, 2013 until July 1, 2014, without obtaining a Certificate of Need, an exemption, or a non-applicability determination. if a person or healthcare facility provides written evidence of an undertaking or purchase during this period and makes a payment of applicable fees to the department on or before October 1, 2014, the department must waive the Certificate of Need requirements for that person or healthcare facility. The department shall collect the applicable fees to offset the cost of implementing this provision and provide an expedited waiver process for a person or healthcare facility that complies with this provision. This provision does not apply if a contested case has been requested or an appeal was in process concerning the same type of project or equipment purchase, if the project or equipment is to be located in the same service area as defined in the State Health Plan, so long as the appeal or contested case was initiated prior to June 28, 2013. /

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