SCS/SB 1076 - Under this act, there shall be a moratorium on the issuance of certificates of need by the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee for additional beds in any residential care, assisted living, intermediate care, or skilled nursing facility from August 28, 2016, to December 31, 2019. The moratorium shall not apply to the following: (1) bed additions, expansions, transfers, relocations, or replacements; (2) renovation, repair, or replacement of existing facilities and beds on a single campus; (3) reallocation of licensed beds among licensed facilities with common ownership or affiliated operators on a single campus; or (4) certificates of need issued prior to August 28, 2016, with specified exceptions.
This act creates the Missouri Task Force on Certificate of Need. The act specifies the task force members, rules, and duties. The task force's goal is to develop a comprehensive proposal to reform Missouri's certificate of need law as applied to long-term care facilities. The task force shall review long-term care facility certificates of need in other states and current occupancy, utilization rates, and staffing, among other specified duties. On or before December 31, 2019, the task force shall submit a report on its findings to the Governor and General Assembly. The task force shall expire on January 1, 2020, or upon admission of the report, whichever is earlier.