License Supplemental Health-care Staffing Agencies
The act requires supplemental health-care staffing agencies (staffing agencies) to complete initial and annual certification with the division of unemployment insurance in the department of labor and employment (department) prior to operating the staffing agency. A staffing agency that fails to comply with the certification requirements commits a civil infraction and may be assessed fines by the department. On or before September 1 of each year, the department of public health and environment and the department of health care policy and financing shall provide the department with a list of all known names of and the contact information for staffing agencies operating in the state.
No later than October 1, 2022, each staffing agency shall begin maintaining detailed data necessary for required reporting to the department that includes, in part:
- A detailed listing of the average amount charged during each quarter of the reporting period to a health-care facility for each category of health-care worker providing services to the health-care facility; and
- A detailed listing of the average amount paid during each quarter of the reporting period to health-care workers for their services for each category of health-care worker providing services.
Commencing April 30, 2023, each staffing agency shall submit biannual reports to the department with the required data. The act includes fines for staffing agencies that submit late or noncompliant biannual reports.
The department shall provide copies of the staffing agencies' biannual reports to the department of public health and environment and to the department of health care policy and financing for purposes of analyzing the information provided by the staffing agencies and determining the need for regulation of staffing agencies.
For the 2022-23 state fiscal year:
- $427,591 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of labor and employment for use by the division of labor standards and statistics to implement the act. The appropriation is based on an assumption that the division will require an additional 2.0 FTE;
- $39,358 is appropriated to the department of public health and environment for use by the health facilities and emergency medical services division for administration and operations and to purchase information technology services. The appropriation is based on an assumption that the division will require an additional 0.3 FTE.
- $15,545 is appropriated to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology to provide information technology services to the department of public health and environment. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds received from the department of public health and environment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)