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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Hospitals. Specifies that only general acute hospitals may post community wayfinding signage for hospitals. Requires the state department of health to, beginning May 1, 2020, designate hospitals as: (1) general acute hospitals; (2) specialty hospitals; or (3) limited service hospitals; when issuing or renewing a hospital license and sets forth requirements for each designation. Specifies that only a general acute hospital may use the term "hospital" when marketing to or soliciting business from the public. Beginning May 1, 2020, a hospital license expires two years from the date of issuance. (Current law requires a hospital license to expire one year Hospitals. Specifies that only general acute hospitals may post community wayfinding signage for hospitals. Requires the state department of health to, beginning May 1, 2020, designate hospitals as: (1) general acute hospitals; (2) specialty hospitals; or (3) limited service hospitals; when issuing or renewing a hospital license and sets forth requirements for each designation. Specifies that only a general acute hospital may use the term "hospital" when marketing to or soliciting business from the public. Beginning May 1, 2020, a hospital license expires two years from the date of issuance. (Current law requires a hospital license to expire one year after issuance.) ... View more