Bill Status of SB1281 97th General Assembly
Short Description: DPH-HOSPITAL LICENSING
Sen. William Delgado
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, and the State Finance Act. Increases the licensure fee to $1500 for ambulatory surgical treatment centers and home health agencies. Establishes a $50 licensure fee per bed for hospitals applying for a license. Changes the name of the Home Care Services Agency Licensure Fund to the Home Health, Health Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensure Fund. Creates the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Fund and the Hospital Licensure Fund. Further amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Includes the term "violation" in the provision concerning definitions. Sets forth provisions concerning penalties; determining penalties; inspection; emergency closure; whistleblower protection; and judicial review. Makes changes to the provisions concerning notice and hearing; inspections and investigations; informal dispute resolution; findings, conclusions, and citations; patient protection from abuse; Hospital Licensing Board creation and Department of Public Health rules; administrative decisions; and injunction and other relief. Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act to set forth a provision concerning an inter-agency agreement. Effective immediately.