IHA analyzes issues related to obtaining certificates of need or exemption, as well as hospital licensing regulations, to ensure hospitals are meeting regulatory requirements.
This memo summarizes compromise legislation affecting CON and COE processes.
IHA supported recently adopted amendments to the Illinois Register that reduce regulatory burden and clean up out-of-date measures in the Certificate of Need and Certificate of Exemption processes.
Final rules include implementing PA 99-154, the permitting process to change ownership among related persons and applications to close healthcare facilities or discontinue a category of service.
IHA's talking points on bed capacity and future resource allocation emphasize that hospitals provide a continuum of services and partner with other providers to meet healthcare needs.
IHA's comment letter addresses proposed rule 1100.510 on using "distance" instead of "normal" drive time for pertinent reivew and proposed rule 1110 on repeal, re-write and updating the Code.
The Health Facilities and Services Review Board reinstated exemption requirements for projects with neonatal intensive care beds since a planned permitting requirement had not been implemented.
The Health Facilities and Services Review Board posted final rules to Section 1130, which covers several topics, including the expansion of facilities subject to the Certificate of Need process.
IHA's efforts helped streamline Section 8.5 of the Health Facilities Planning Act regarding change of ownership and closure of a healthcare facility and discontinuation of a category of service.
IHA worked with the Health Facilities and Services Review Board on PA 99-0114, which addresses certain administrative and procedural requirements of the Health Facilities Planning Act.
Recently enacted legislation will require signage changes for single-use restrooms in public buildings and places of “public accommodation,” which includes hospitals.
The 2019 legislative session saw passage of an unprecedented number of maternal health legislation. IHA will send out further communication to the membership as those rules are developed.
IDPH asks for hospital assistance in the timely reporting of fetal and infant deaths, as well as the appropriate disposition remains. IDPH released a chart that outlines hospital requirements.
Hospitals must adhere to state laws for reporting births and deaths as well as the disposal of fetal and infant remains.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has indicated to IHA that a hospital’s failure to comply with completing the PCS form will result in financial penalties.
The new PCS form hospitals must complete and provide to an ambulance provider prior to transport of a non-emergency patient must be implemented by Feb. 1, 2019.
By Feb. 1, 2019, hospitals must complete the state's updated Physician Certification Statement and provide it to an ambulance provider prior to transporting a non-emergency patient.
HFS has released updated PCS Forms for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers. Hospitals must implement these documents by Feb. 1, 2019.
As part of the Medicaid Omnibus Bill, Public Act 100-0646, which was effective July 27, hospital responsibilities have been updated.
IDPH memo further outlines how hospitals are to report the care of patients with opioid overdoses in emergency departments as well as the use of opioid antagonists.
New amendments to Hospital Licensing Requirements update regulations and codify statutory changes related to admitting policies, observation status, sepsis protocols and opioid overdose reporting.
Amendments to Hospital Licensing requirements allow for two or more separately licensed hospitals in a health system to consolidate their medical staffs.