HB 350 Certificate of public need; changes to Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Certificate of public need. Makes changes to the Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. The bill removes various behavioral health facilities from the list of medical care facilities and projects subject to the requirement of a certificate of public need and makes various changes to procedures governing the certificate of public need process, including (i) defining "charity care" for purposes of the certificate of public need program; (ii) establishing an expedited 45-day review process for applicants for projects determined by the Department of Health (the Department) to be uncontested and to present minimal health planning impacts and for which the applicant agrees to comply with quality assurance requirements established by the Board of Health (the Board) and consents to provide charity care in an amount specified by the Board; (iii) establishing an expedited 120-day review process for applicants for projects identified by the Department to be uncontested and to present limited health planning impacts that require an intermediate level of scrutiny and for which the applicant agrees to comply with quality assurance requirements established by the Board and consents to provide charity care in an amount specified by the Board; (iv) clarifies the content of a completed application for a certificate; (v) eliminates the requirement for a public hearing on applicants for certificates; (vi) reduces the timeline from 80 calendar days to four days for a person to be made party to the case for good cause following completion of the review and submission of recommendations related to an application; (vii) requires the Department to establish a website to make information about the certificate of public need program, including information about letters of intent received by the Department, available to the public; and (viii) establishes a permit process for projects that are no longer subject to the requirement for a certificate of public need, which includes provisions for charity care requirements and quality assurance. The bill also (a) directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to review requirements governing imposition and satisfaction of charity care requirements for certificates of public need, including provisions for defining charity care and calculating the amount and value of charity care required and provided, develop recommendations for standardizing and enforcing such requirements, and report his recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2016, and (b) requires the Department to work cooperatively with Virginia Health Information to develop a process for the collection of utilization data for recipients of certificates of public need describing specific types of equipment utilized.

Full text:
01/05/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101162D  pdf
02/04/16  House: Committee substitute printed 16105312D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/04/16  House: Substitute bill reprinted 16105312D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/03/16  Senate: Committee substitute printed 16106036D-S1  pdf
03/07/16  Senate: Floor substitute printed 16106109D-S2 (Newman)  pdf

Status:
01/05/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101162D
01/05/16  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/16  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/27/16  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/04/16  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
02/04/16  House: Committee substitute printed 16105312D-H1
02/04/16  House: Substitute bill reprinted 16105312D-H1
02/05/16  House: Read first time
02/08/16  House: Passed by until Thursday, February 11, 2016
02/11/16  House: Passed by for the day
02/12/16  House: Passed by temporarily
02/12/16  House: Read second time
02/12/16  House: Committee substitute agreed to 16105312D-H1
02/12/16  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB350H1
02/15/16  House: Passed by temporarily
02/15/16  House: Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/15/16  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/16/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/16  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/03/16  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
03/03/16  Senate: Committee substitute printed 16106036D-S1
03/04/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
03/04/16  Senate: Read third time
03/04/16  Senate: Passed by for the day
03/07/16  Senate: Read third time
03/07/16  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/07/16  Senate: Committee substitute rejected 16106036D-S1
03/07/16  Senate: Floor substitute printed 16106109D-S2 (Newman)
03/07/16  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/07/16  Senate: Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
03/07/16  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
03/07/16  Senate: Continued to 2017 in Finance
12/02/16  Senate: Left in Finance