SB 1076 - Under this act, no additional beds in any residential care, assisted living, intermediate care, or skilled nursing facility shall be licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services or the Department of Mental Health unless and until the average occupancy rate of all such facilities is at least 90%, with the exceptions specified in the act. However, any long-term care facility may transfer any of its licensed beds to any other similar facility, provided that the other facility also has an occupancy rate equal to or greater than 90%, the transferring facility surrenders its license for those beds, and the Department of Health and Senior Services reviews the transfer and issues a license for the transferred beds to the other facility.

This act creates the Missouri Task Force on Certificate of Need to develop a comprehensive proposal to reform certificate of need law. The act specifies the task force members, rules, and duties. The task force shall review long-term care facility certificates of need in other states and current occupancy and utilization rates, as well as issue findings and proposals to the appropriate public and private organizations about the certificate of need process. On or before December 31, 2019, the task force shall submit a report on its findings to the Governor and General Assembly.

The provisions of this act shall expire on December 31, 2019.


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