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H 3250 General Bill, By G.M. Smith, Clyburn, Merrill and Anthony
Summary: Certificate of Need program
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TERMINOLOGY FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM, SO AS TO ADD THE TERM "NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY"; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-215 SO AS TO ENTITLE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO HAVE ACCESS TO CERTAIN DATA MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE; TO AMEND SECTION 13-7-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "NONIONIZING RADIATION", SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION; TO AMEND SECTION 13-7-45, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REGULATION OF SOURCES OF IONIZING AND NONIONIZING RADIATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE ACCREDITATION OR CERTIFICATION FOR CERTAIN SOURCES OF RADIATION AND TO CHANGE ALLOWABLE FEES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REVIEW OF CERTIFICATE OF NEED DECISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BY THE BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND REQUESTS FOR CONTESTED CARE HEARINGS IN CERTIFICATE OF NEED CASES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE BOARD REVIEW; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-120, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE USE OF A STATE HEALTH PLAN; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO REVISE DEFINITIONS FOR "AFFECTED PERSON", "HEALTH SERVICE", "FREESTANDING OR MOBILE TECHNOLOGY", AND "LIKE NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY WITH SIMILAR CAPABILITIES"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE USE OF CERTIFICATE OF NEED FEES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO RETAIN ALL FEES COLLECTED FOR THE USE OF THE PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-160, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A CERTIFICATE OF NEED IS REQUIRED, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED EXCEPTIONS, SO AS TO ADD NEW EXCEPTIONS AND MAKE CHANGES TO EXISTING EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-200, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS ABOUT CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPLICATIONS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICE AND INSTEAD TO REQUIRE THE APPLICANT TO FILE A LETTER OF INTENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND TO ELIMINATE THE REFERENCE TO BOARD REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT DECISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-210, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEW PROCEDURES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT OF A PUBLIC HEARING, THE APPLICATION OF THE STATE HEALTH PLAN, AND BOARD REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT DECISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT DECISIONS ON CERTIFICATE OF NEED MATTERS, SO AS TO ADD CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THE AWARD OF ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS AND TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF FRIVOLOUS APPEAL; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-230, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LIMITATIONS ON CERTIFICATES OF NEED, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY" FOR "MEDICAL EQUIPMENT" AND TO ELIMINATE THE ROLE OF THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-240, RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS IN THE STATE, SO AS TO ELIMINATE REFERENCE TO THE STATE HEALTH PLAN; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-1590, RELATING TO PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF HOSPITAL BONDS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE AN ACTION BY THE DEPARTMENT; TO REPEAL SECTION 44-7-180 RELATING TO THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING COMMITTEE AND THE STATE HEALTH PLAN, AND SECTION 44-7-225 RELATING TO JUDICIAL CONSIDERATION OF THE STATE HEALTH PLAN IN MATTERS BEFORE THE COURT; AND TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO REVIEW CERTAIN PROJECTS FOR WHICH A CERTIFICATE OF NEED WAS REQUIRED BUT NOT OBTAINED BETWEEN JULY 1, 2013, AND APRIL 14, 2014, TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PROJECTS MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF NEED, AND TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF NEED IN APPROPRIATE CASES.
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12/18/14House Prefiled
12/18/14House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 170)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 170)
04/23/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and Means (House Journal-page 115)
04/28/15House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Merrill, White, JE Smith (House Journal-page 98)
04/29/15House Amended (House Journal-page 69)
04/29/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 103)
04/29/15House Roll call Yeas-103 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 106)
04/30/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 8)
04/30/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/04/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
05/04/15Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 7)



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