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SenateBill Number: 650Primary Sponsor: Committee (13)Committee Number: 27Type of Legislation: JRSubject: Regulations approvedResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal AffairsComputer Document Number: GJK/20065AC.93Introduced Date: 19930407Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930413Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideSponsor Committee: Medical AffairsSponsor Committee Number: 13Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 650 House 19930413 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to Committee 650 Senate 19930409 Read third time, sent to House 650 Senate 19930408 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, April 9, 1993 650 Senate 19930407 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 7, 1993
S. Printed 4/7/93--S.
Read the first time April 7, 1993.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF NEED FOR HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 1597, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, relating to Certification of Need for Health Facilities and Services, designated as Regulation Document Number 1597, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
The proposed amendment to the regulations will broaden the definition of "affected persons;" raise the application fee for Certification of Need applications; remove the exemption for mobile technology; require review of the purchase of major medical equipment by any person; require most replacement equipment to be reviewed; require the State Plan to contain a general statement as to the project review criteria considered most important in evaluating Certificate of Need applications for each type of facility, service and equipment, including a finding as to whether the benefits of improved accessibility to each such type of facility, service and equipment may out weigh the adverse affects caused by the duplication of any existing facility, service or equipment; requires the State Health Planning Committee to approve the State Health Plan prior to submission of the Plan to the Board of Health and Environmental Control for use in the Certification of Need program; requires the Department staff to notify the applicant of the relative importance of the project review criteria to be used in reviewing the application; upon public notice by the applicant that he proposed to submit an application, prohibits any person to communicate with the Board as to the merits of the application, or prohibits the Board or Board-appointed hearing officer to communicate with an applicant or his representative; changes the reconsideration process from a public hearing process to a staff reconsideration process; limits issues at the contested case hearing to those presented or considered during the staff review; extends the timeframe for major hospital projects to one year from six months; requires the Department to monitor projects after they have been implemented for consistency with the Certificate of Need application; and other technical amendments to clarify and correct existing regulations.