SB 1281 (see companion bill HB 0948) – Tennessee

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1281&GA=112

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 56; Title 68 and Title 71, relative to certificates of need. Hospitals and Health Care Facilities – As introduced, increases from 15 to 30 days the period in which a party or any member of the health services and development agency may file notice to request the agency review an action of the executive director.

Under the bill, hospitals would have annual fees increased from paying up to $300, to paying up to $5,000 for the certificate-of-need program. Ambulatory surgery centers will have to pay $2,000, up from $100. Mental health hospitals, hospital-based outpatient treatment centers for opioid addiction would be exempt from a certificate-of-need. The bill decreases the certificate of need application process by 75 days.

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