Senate File 2334 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2334 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 3128) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the regulation of hospitals, including the 1 issuance of licenses and the conversion of hospitals. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5915SV (2) 87 ss/rh
S.F. 2334 Section 1. Section 135B.5, subsection 1, Code 2018, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. Upon receipt of an application for license and the 3 license fee, the department shall issue a license if the 4 applicant and hospital facilities comply with this chapter , 5 chapter 135, and the rules of the department. Each licensee 6 shall receive annual reapproval upon payment of five hundred 7 dollars and upon filing of an application form which is 8 available from the department. The annual licensure fee shall 9 be dedicated to support and provide educational programs on 10 regulatory issues for hospitals licensed under this chapter in 11 consultation with the hospital licensing board. Licenses shall 12 be either general or restricted in form. Each license shall be 13 issued only for the premises and persons or governmental units 14 named in the application and is not transferable or assignable 15 except with the written approval of the department. Licenses 16 shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises 17 as prescribed by rule of the department. 18 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 135B.5A Conversion of a hospital. 19 A conversion of a long-term acute care hospital, 20 rehabilitation hospital, or psychiatric hospital as defined by 21 federal regulations to a general hospital or to a specialty 22 hospital of a different type is a permanent change in bed 23 capacity and shall require a certificate of need pursuant to 24 section 135.63. 25 EXPLANATION 26 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 27 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 28 This bill relates to the licensing and conversion of 29 hospitals. The bill requires a hospital to comply with Code 30 chapter 135 before receiving a license. 31 The bill classifies a conversion from a long-term acute care 32 hospital, rehabilitation hospital, or psychiatric hospital to a 33 general hospital or to a specialty hospital of a different type 34 as a permanent change in bed capacity requiring a certificate 35 -1- LSB 5915SV (2) 87 ss/rh 1/ 2
S.F. 2334 of need pursuant to Code section 135.63. 1 -2- LSB 5915SV (2) 87 ss/rh 2/ 2