View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3666 Committee on Ways and Means proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3666 (COUNCIL\VR\3666C001.CC.VR17):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/            SECTION      1.      Section 44-7-130 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 173 of 2014, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:

           "(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, as last amended by Act 278 of 2010, is further 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 facilities do not require a written exemption from the department."

SECTION      3.      Section 44-7-260(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 47 of 2011, is further amended to read:

     "(A)      If they provide care for two or more unrelated persons, the following facilities or services may not be established, operated, or maintained in this State without first obtaining a license in the manner provided by this article and regulations promulgated by the department:
           (1)      hospitals, including general and specialized hospitals;
           (2)      nursing homes;
           (3)      residential treatment facilities for children and adolescents;
           (4)      ambulatory surgical facilities;
           (5)      Reserved crisis stabilization unit facilities;
           (6)      community residential care facilities;
           (7)      facilities for chemically dependent or addicted persons;
           (8)      end-stage renal dialysis units;
           (9)      day-care facilities for adults;
           (10)      any other facility operating for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons suffering from illness, injury or other infirmity and for which the department has adopted standards of operation by regulation.
           (11)      intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disability;
           (12)      freestanding or mobile technology.
           (13)      facilities wherein abortions are performed.
           (14)      birthing centers."

SECTION      4.      This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.      /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.