SB 518 - Under this act and beginning July 1, 2018, compliance with Medicare conditions of participation shall be deemed to constitute compliance with the standards for hospital licensure in this state. Nothing in this act shall preclude the Department of Health and Senior Services from promulgating regulations, with specific statutory authorization, to define separate regulatory standards that do not duplicate the Medicare conditions of participation. Regulations promulgated by the Department that duplicate or conflict with Medicare conditions of participation shall lapse and expire on and after July 1, 2018.
This act contains a delayed effective date of July 1, 2018.
This act is identical to provisions in CCS/SB 50 (2017) and CCS/HCS/SB 501 (2017) and substantially similar to HB 1069 (2017).