SB 53 Modifies certificate of need requirements for long-term care facilities
Sponsor: Schaaf
LR Number: 0609S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: General Laws and Pensions
Last Action: 5/15/2015 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 53-Schaaf, with SS#2 (pending) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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Current Bill Summary

SS#2/SB 53 - This act requires a facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo, seeking to increase its licensed bed capacity to submit a letter of intent to and receive certification from the Division of Regulation and Licensure within the Department of Health and Senior Services. This act also prohibits the issuance of a certificate of need (CON) for any facility licensed under Chapter 198 unless its application for the CON contains an analysis of, and the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee finds, population-based need for all persons 80 years or older within a 15-mile radius of the proposed site.