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Senate Study Bill 1017

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 135B.4, Code 2001, is amended to read
  1  2 as follows:
  1  3    135B.4  APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.
  1  4    Licenses shall be obtained from the department.
  1  5 Applications shall be upon forms and shall contain information
  1  6 as the department may reasonably require, which may include
  1  7 affirmative evidence of ability to comply with reasonable
  1  8 standards and rules prescribed under this chapter.  Each
  1  9 application for license shall be accompanied by the license
  1 10 fee as prescribed by rule of the department, which shall be
  1 11 refunded to the applicant if the license is denied and which
  1 12 shall be deposited into the state treasury and credited to the
  1 13 general fund if the license is issued.  Hospitals having fifty
  1 14 beds or less shall pay an initial license fee of fifteen
  1 15 dollars; hospitals of more than fifty beds and not more than
  1 16 one hundred beds shall pay an initial license fee of twenty-
  1 17 five dollars; all other hospitals shall pay an initial license
  1 18 fee of fifty dollars.
  1 19    Sec. 2.  Section 135B.5, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2001,
  1 20 is amended to read as follows:
  1 21    Upon receipt of an application for license and the license
  1 22 fee, the department shall issue a license if the applicant and
  1 23 hospital facilities comply with this chapter and the rules of
  1 24 the department.  Each licensee shall receive annual reapproval
  1 25 upon payment of ten dollars the license fee and upon filing of
  1 26 an application form which is available from the department.
  1 27 Licenses shall be either general or restricted in form.  Each
  1 28 license shall be issued only for the premises and persons or
  1 29 governmental units named in the application and is not
  1 30 transferable or assignable except with the written approval of
  1 31 the department.  Licenses shall be posted in a conspicuous
  1 32 place on the licensed premises as prescribed by rule of the
  1 33 department.
  1 34    Sec. 3.  Section 135B.7, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2001,
  1 35 is amended to read as follows:
  2  1    The department, with the advice and approval of the
  2  2 hospital licensing board and approval of the state board of
  2  3 health, shall adopt rules setting out the standards and
  2  4 license fees for the different types of hospitals to be
  2  5 licensed under this chapter.  The department shall enforce the
  2  6 rules.  Rules or standards shall not be adopted or enforced
  2  7 which would have the effect of denying a license to a hospital
  2  8 or other institution required to be licensed, solely by reason
  2  9 of the school or system of practice employed or permitted to
  2 10 be employed by physicians in the hospital, if the school or
  2 11 system of practice is recognized by the laws of this state.
  2 12    Sec. 4.  Section 135B.11, subsection 2, Code 2001, is
  2 13 amended to read as follows:
  2 14    2.  To review and approve rules and standards authorized
  2 15 under this chapter prior to their approval by the state board
  2 16 of health and adoption by the department.
  2 17    Sec. 5.  Section 135G.4, subsection 3, Code 2001, is
  2 18 amended to read as follows:
  2 19    3.  Each application for a birth center license or renewal
  2 20 of a license shall be accompanied by a license fee as
  2 21 prescribed by rule of the department.  The fee amount shall be
  2 22 equivalent to the fee amount established for a hospital in
  2 23 accordance with section 135B.4.  The fees shall be deposited
  2 24 in the general fund of the state.
  2 25    Sec. 6.  HOSPITAL LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE.  Beginning July 1,
  2 26 2001, or until such time as the department of inspections and
  2 27 appeals adopts rules pursuant to chapter 17A which establish a
  2 28 hospital license fee schedule, hospitals shall pay a license
  2 29 fee in accordance with the following schedule:
  2 30    1.  A hospital shall pay a fee of one thousand dollars upon
  2 31 filing of an initial application for licensure.
  2 32    2.  A hospital shall pay an annual license renewal fee of
  2 33 one thousand dollars upon filing of a license renewal
  2 34 application.
  2 35    Sec. 7.  BIRTH CENTER LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE.  Beginning July
  3  1 1, 2001, or until such time as the department of inspections
  3  2 and appeals adopts rules pursuant to chapter 17A which
  3  3 establish a birth center license fee schedule, birth centers
  3  4 shall pay a license fee in accordance with the following
  3  5 schedule:
  3  6    1.  A birth center shall pay a fee of fifteen dollars upon
  3  7 filing of an initial application for licensure.
  3  8    2.  A birth center shall pay an annual license renewal fee
  3  9 of fifteen dollars upon filing of a license renewal
  3 10 application.
  3 11    Sec. 8.  EMERGENCY RULES.  The department of inspections
  3 12 and appeals may adopt rules pursuant to section 17A.4,
  3 13 subsection 2, and section 17A.5, subsection 2, paragraph "b",
  3 14 to establish a license fee schedule as prescribed in this Act,
  3 15 and the rules shall become effective immediately upon filing,
  3 16 unless a later effective date is specified in the rules.  Any
  3 17 rules adopted in accordance with this section shall also be
  3 18 published as notice of intended action as provided in section
  3 19 17A.4.
  3 20    Sec. 9.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  Section 8 of this Act, being
  3 21 deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.  
  3 22                           EXPLANATION
  3 23    This bill eliminates the hospital license fee schedule and
  3 24 birth center license fee from the Code and instead provides
  3 25 for the establishment of a hospital license fee schedule and a
  3 26 birth center license fee through adoption of rules by the
  3 27 department of inspections and appeals.  The bill also provides
  3 28 that the rules adopted by the department relating to standards
  3 29 and license fees for hospitals will no longer require the
  3 30 advice and approval of the state board of health, but will
  3 31 only require the advice and approval of the hospital licensing
  3 32 board.  The bill provides a hospital licensing fee schedule
  3 33 and a birth center license fee, effective July 1, 2001, or
  3 34 until such time as the department adopts rules which establish
  3 35 a fee schedule and fee.  The hospital license fee for initial
  4  1 licensure is $1,000 and the hospital license fee for annual
  4  2 renewal of a license is $1,000.  The birth center license fee
  4  3 for initial licensure is $15 and the birth center license fee
  4  4 for annual renewal of a license is $15.  The bill authorizes
  4  5 the department to adopt emergency rules to establish the fee
  4  6 schedules.  The rulemaking provision of the bill takes effect
  4  7 upon enactment.  
  4  8 LSB 1177DP 79
  4  9 pf/cls/14.1
     

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