View Amendment Current Amendment: S-354.docx to Bill 354     The Committee on Medical Affairs proposed the following amendment (S-354):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, by striking line 15 and inserting:
/             FACILITY; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170(A), RELATING TO             /

Amend further, on page 1, by striking lines 29-41 and on page 2 by striking lines 1-25 and inserting:
/                 SECTION     1.     Section 44-7-130 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "(26)     'Crisis stabilization unit facility' means a facility, other than a health care facility, operated by the Department of Mental Health or operated in partnership with the Department of Mental Health that provides a short-term residential program, offering psychiatric stabilization services and brief, intensive crisis services to individuals eighteen and older, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week."

SECTION     2.     Section 44-7-170(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A) The following are exempt from Certificate of Need review:
        (1) the acquisition by a person of medical equipment to be used solely for research, the offering of an institutional health service by a person solely for research, or the obligation of a capital expenditure by a person to be made solely for research if it does not:
            (a) affect the charges imposed by the person for the provision of medical or other patient care services other than the services that are included in the research;
            (b) change the bed capacity of a health care facility; or
            (c) substantially change the medical or other patient care services provided by the person.
    A written description of the proposed research project must be submitted to the department in order for the department to determine if these conditions are met. A Certificate of Need is required in order to continue use of the equipment or service after the equipment or service is no longer being used solely for research;
        (2) the offices of a licensed private practitioner whether for individual or group practice except as provided for in Section 44-7-160(1) and (6);
        (3) the replacement of like equipment for which a Certificate of Need has been issued which does not constitute a material change in service or a new service.;
(4) crisis stabilization unit facilities. Notwithstanding subsection (C), crisis stabilization unit facilities will not require a written exemption from the department."                                 /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.