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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Issuance of hospital license. Requires, beginning January 1, 2019, the state department of health (state department) to issue a hospital license to a hospital that has received accreditation by recognized accrediting organizations for the period the recognized accrediting organization has been granted accreditation. Allows the state department to investigate complaints against an accredited hospital for substantial noncompliance with accredited standards when requested by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Requires the state department to conduct annual surveys for hospitals that are not accredited by a recognized accrediting organization. Requires the state department to conduct random validation surveys on behalf Issuance of hospital license. Requires, beginning January 1, 2019, the state department of health (state department) to issue a hospital license to a hospital that has received accreditation by recognized accrediting organizations for the period the recognized accrediting organization has been granted accreditation. Allows the state department to investigate complaints against an accredited hospital for substantial noncompliance with accredited standards when requested by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Requires the state department to conduct annual surveys for hospitals that are not accredited by a recognized accrediting organization. Requires the state department to conduct random validation surveys on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Specifies that the licensure by accreditation does not affect the state department's performance of an initial survey of a hospital obtaining an initial license. Requires the state department to work with recognized accrediting organizations to identify, develop, implement, and implement common accrediting and licensure standards. Specifies that any licensure survey must be based on standards established by the recognized accrediting organization that accredits the hospital and state law. Requires the state department to notify the recognized accrediting organization of any changes to state law concerning licensure. ... View more