SB 654
Modifies certificate of need requirements for long-term care facilities
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Last Action:
1/28/2016 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2016

Current Bill Summary

SB 654 - This act requires a licensed long-term care facility 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 licensed long-term care facility 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.

This act is identical to SS/SB 53 (2015).