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IHA supported recently adopted amendments to the Illinois Register that reduce regulatory burden and clean up out-of-date measures in the Certificate of Need and Certificate of Exemption processes.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

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.

May 01, 2024

Resources for Implementation of New Pediatric Bed Regulations

IHA has compiled resources for hospitals including: a webinar recording, reporting files and member memos for implementation of new pediatric bed regulations.

Jul 13, 2023

IDPH Adopts Emergency Rules to Continue Hospital at Home Program

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) has adopted emergency amendments to the Hospital Licensing Requirements (77 Ill. Adm. Code 250 et seq.), (July 7 Illinois Register, pages 9134 to 9147).

May 24, 2023

IDPH Omnibus Rulemaking Adopted

IDPH has adopted amendments to the Hospital Licensing Requirements. This memo serves as a summary of the adopted changes. 

Dec 16, 2022

IDPH Adopts Rules on Reinstating Hospital Operations after Suspended Services

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health establishes rules on steps hospitals must take to reinstate operations after violations to state or federal regulations.

Sep 23, 2022

IDPH Adopts Omnibus Rules Including IHA Initiatives

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health has adopted multiple changes to the Hospital Licensing regulations which includes three IHA initiatives.

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.

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.

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.