SB 1052 - This act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate regulations for the construction and renovation of hospitals that will include standards that reflect the Life Safety Code standards and the 2014 Facility Guidelines Institute for the Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities standards. The Department may waive enforcement of these standards for licensed hospitals if the department determines that compliance with them would result in unreasonable hardship for the facility and if the health and safety of hospital patients would not be compromised by such a waiver. Any conflicting regulations promulgated by the Department that are currently in existence and that conflict with the standards promulgated pursuant to this act shall lapse on and after January 1, 2018.
This act also permits these regulations to incorporate by reference later additions or amendments to such rules, regulations, standards, or guidelines as needed to consistently apply current standards of safety and practice.
This act is similar to provisions in CCS#2/HCS/SS/SB 608 (2016), CCS/HCS/SB 635 (2016), HCS/SCS/SB 781 (2016), CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 973 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 2376 (2016), and SCS/HCS/HB 2402 (2016).