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Licensure of Critical Access Hospitals

Concerning the creation of a separate health facility license for critical access hospitals, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2024 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Currently, certain rural hospitals must be licensed as general hospitals under state law and under federal law are designated as critical access hospitals.

The bill:

  • Authorizes the department of public health and environment (department) to license critical access hospitals separately from general hospitals;
  • Prohibits a person from operating a critical access hospital without a license; and
  • Requires the department to promulgate rules concerning the licensure of critical access hospitals.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

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