SB 1173
Provides for transfer of long-term care beds to certain new health care facilities
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Last Action:
4/1/2008 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee (5217S.03C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 1173 - This act provides that a new health care facility may be licensed without certificate of need review when arranging for the transfer of licensed skilled nursing facility beds to a new health care facility so long as the following criteria are satisfied:

(1) A letter of intent to develop the new facility is submitted to the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee;

(2) The department certifies that the transferred beds are from skilled nursing or assisted living facilities in Missouri and have maintained an average occupancy in the relevant licensure category of under ninety percent for the previous four calendar quarters; and

(3) The proposed new health care facility otherwise satisfies all conditions of licensure under current law.

The facility transferring beds under this act shall not seek to add beds within a two-year period of time after the transaction.