Hospital Operations

IHA analyzes issues related to obtaining certificates of need or exemption, as well as hospital licensing regulations, to ensure hospitals are meeting regulatory requirements.

  • Certificate of Need
  • Hospital Licensing Requirements
Mar 01, 2021

Annual Hospital Questionnaire Due April 30

The Health Facilities and Services Review Board and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced that the Annual Hospital Questionnaire (AHQ) will be due to IDPH on April 30, 2021.  

Jul 24, 2019

IHA Update: Compromise CON Legislation Enacted (P.A. 101-0083)

This memo summarizes compromise legislation affecting CON and COE processes.

Mar 29, 2018

HFSRB Finalizes Rules Updating CON Regulations

IHA supported recently adopted amendments to the Illinois Register that reduce regulatory burden and clean up out-of-date measures in the Certificate of Need and Certificate of Exemption processes.

Nov 27, 2017

HFSRB Operational Rule Changes

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.

Nov 27, 2017

Bed Capacity Talking Points

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.

Jul 14, 2017

Comment Letter on Proposed Rules 1100.510/1110

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.

Feb 22, 2017

Neonatal Intensive Care Beds Final Rule

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.

Dec 02, 2016

HFSRB Rule Changes Section 1130

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.

Jul 29, 2015

Health Facilities Planning Act PA 99-0154

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.

Jul 29, 2015

Health Facilities Planning Act Changes

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.

Nov 16, 2021

IDPH Hosts Webinar on Opioid Reporting in the Emergency Department

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health is hosting a webinar, Understanding Opioid Overdose Reporting in the Hospital ED, on Dec. 1, 2021 to assist with data validation and reporting requirements.

Aug 10, 2021

Regulatory and Patient Care Legislation Acted Upon by General Assembly

This memo summarizes legislation passed by the General Assembly in the Spring 2021 session addressing issues of patient care and hospital regulation.   

Sep 23, 2020

Resources Available for 48-Hour Opioid Overdose Validation Due Dec. 31

IDPH announces opioid overdose self validation reporting due December 31, 2020.

Sep 16, 2020

IDPH Opioid Overdose Self Validation Reporting Instructions

Provides step-by-step instructions and examples of how to correctly report hospital emergency department overdoses.

Sep 14, 2020

Hospital Licensing Waivers Altered through Separate Emergency Rules

IDPH filed emergency rules repealing certain emergency rules related to Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-52, which extended many COVID-19 executive orders, including hospital licensing waivers.

Dec 12, 2019

Resource for New Signage Requirement for Hospital Emergency Departments

IHA provides a sample of the signage that hospitals must post on how to enroll in health insurance through the Illinois health insurance marketplace.

Dec 04, 2019

New Signage Requirement for Hospital Emergency Departments

Legislation recently enacted into law will require new hospital emergency department signage that provides information on how patients can enroll in health insurance. 

Nov 18, 2019

IDPH Finalizes Rules on Home Health Referrals, Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, Anesthesia Services

IDPH finalized rules on home health referrals, antibiotic stewardship programs, anesthesia services, medical record preservation, and emergency and strike notices.

Oct 14, 2019

Changes to the Equitable Restrooms Act Require New Signage

Recently enacted legislation will require signage changes for single-use restrooms in public buildings and places of “public accommodation,” which includes hospitals.

Sep 18, 2019

Pathway for Independent Physical Therapy Practice at Hospital Outpatient Facilities

In 2018, the Illinois Physical Therapy Practice Act was changed to allow physical therapists to provide services without a referral. IHA provides guidance on its applicability in the hospital setting.
Jul 30, 2019

Hospitals Must Use New PCS Form for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers to Avoid Fines from HFS

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.

Jan 31, 2019

New PCS Form for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers in Effect Feb. 1

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.

Dec 04, 2018

New PCS Form for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers Now Available

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.

Nov 20, 2018

Physician Certification Statement (PCS) Form

HFS has released updated PCS Forms for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers. Hospitals must implement these documents by Feb. 1, 2019.

Aug 16, 2018

Updated Hospital Responsibilities for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers

As part of the Medicaid Omnibus Bill, Public Act 100-0646, which was effective July 27, hospital responsibilities have been updated.

Aug 14, 2018

Reporting of Opioid Overdose Cases

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.

Jul 19, 2018

IDPH Finalizes Rules on Admitting, Observation, Sepsis and Opioid Overdose

New amendments to Hospital Licensing Requirements update regulations and codify statutory changes related to admitting policies, observation status, sepsis protocols and opioid overdose reporting.

Jul 12, 2017

Hospital Licensing Amendments

Amendments to Hospital Licensing requirements allow for two or more separately licensed hospitals in a health system to consolidate their medical staffs.