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Sponsors: Senators Jackson and Ford
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3530
Introduced in the Senate on February 13, 2007
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs
Summary: Endoscopy facility
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/13/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-13 2/13/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-13
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSTITUTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS EXEMPT FROM PROVISIONS OF LAW PERTAINING TO STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE, SO AS TO EXEMPT A FACILITY ONLY FOR ENDOSCOPY AND LOCATED IN A PRIMARY CARE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGE AREA (HPSA) FROM STATE CERTIFICATE OF NEED REQUIREMENTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-7-170(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(B) The Certificate of Need provisions of this article do not apply to:
(1) an expenditure by or on behalf of a health care facility for nonmedical projects for services such as refinancing existing debt, parking garages, laundries, roof replacements, computer systems, telephone systems, heating and air conditioning systems, upgrading facilities
which that do not involve additional square feet or additional health services, replacement of like equipment with similar capabilities, or similar projects as described in regulations;
(2) facilities owned and operated by the State Department of Mental Health and the South Carolina Department of
Mental Retardation Disabilities and Special Needs, except an addition of one or more beds to the total number of beds of the departments' health care facilities existing on July 1, 1988;
(3) educational and penal institutions maintaining infirmaries for the exclusive use of student bodies and inmate populations;
any a federal health care facility sponsored and operated by this State;
(5) community-based housing designed to promote independent living for persons with mental or physical disabilities. This exemption does not include a facility defined in this article as a 'health care facility'
(6) kidney disease treatment centers including, but not limited to, free standing hemodialysis centers and renal dialysis centers
(7) a facility for only endoscopy and located in a primary care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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