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IHA supported recently adopted amendments to the Illinois Register that reduce regulatory burden and clean up out-of-date measures in the Certificate of Need and Certificate of Exemption processes.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.
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.
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health establishes rules on steps hospitals must take to reinstate operations after violations to state or federal regulations.
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health has adopted multiple changes to the Hospital Licensing regulations which includes three IHA initiatives.
This memo summarizes legislation passed by the General Assembly in the Spring 2021 session addressing issues of patient care and hospital regulation.
IDPH announces opioid overdose self validation reporting due December 31, 2020.
Provides step-by-step instructions and examples of how to correctly report hospital emergency department overdoses.
IHA provides a sample of the signage that hospitals must post on how to enroll in health insurance through the Illinois health insurance marketplace.
Legislation recently enacted into law will require new hospital emergency department signage that provides information on how patients can enroll in health insurance.
IDPH finalized rules on home health referrals, antibiotic stewardship programs, anesthesia services, medical record preservation, and emergency and strike notices.
Recently enacted legislation will require signage changes for single-use restrooms in public buildings and places of “public accommodation,” which includes hospitals.
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.
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.