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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 197

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  197.318.  Licensed and available, defined — review of letters of intent — application of law in pending court cases — expansion procedures. — 1.  As used in this section, the term "licensed and available" means beds which are actually in place and for which a license has been issued.

  2.  The committee shall review all letters of intent and applications for long-term care hospital beds meeting the requirements described in 42 CFR, Section 412.23(e) under its criteria and standards for long-term care beds.

  3.  Sections 197.300 to 197.366 shall not be construed to apply to litigation pending in state court on or before April 1, 1996, in which the Missouri health facilities review committee is a defendant in an action concerning the application of sections 197.300 to 197.366 to long-term care hospital beds meeting the requirements described in 42 CFR, Section 412.23(e).

  4.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary:

  (1)  A facility licensed pursuant to chapter 198 may increase its licensed bed capacity by:

  (a)  Submitting a letter of intent to expand to the department of health and senior services and the health facilities review committee;

  (b)  Certification from the department of health and senior services that the facility:

  a.  Has no patient care class I deficiencies within the last eighteen months; and

  b.  Has maintained a ninety-percent average occupancy rate for the previous six quarters;

  (c)  Has made an effort to purchase beds for eighteen months following the date the letter of intent to expand is submitted pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subdivision.  For purposes of this paragraph, an "effort to purchase" means a copy certified by the offeror as an offer to purchase beds from another licensed facility in the same licensure category; and

  (d)  If an agreement is reached by the selling and purchasing entities, the health facilities review committee shall issue a certificate of need for the expansion of the purchaser facility upon surrender of the seller's license; or

  (e)  If no agreement is reached by the selling and purchasing entities, the health facilities review committee shall permit an expansion for:

  a.  A facility with more than forty beds may expand its licensed bed capacity within the same licensure category by twenty-five percent or thirty beds, whichever is greater, if that same licensure category in such facility has experienced an average occupancy of ninety-three percent or greater over the previous six quarters;

  b.  A facility with fewer than forty beds may expand its licensed bed capacity within the same licensure category by twenty-five percent or ten beds, whichever is greater, if that same licensure category in such facility has experienced an average occupancy of ninety-two percent or greater over the previous six quarters;

  c.  A facility adding beds pursuant to subparagraphs a. or b. of this paragraph shall not expand by more than fifty percent of its then licensed bed capacity in the qualifying licensure category;

  (2)  Any beds sold shall, for five years from the date of relicensure by the purchaser, remain unlicensed and unused for any long-term care service in the selling facility, whether they do or do not require a license;

  (3)  The beds purchased shall, for two years from the date of purchase, remain in the bed inventory attributed to the selling facility and be considered by the department of social services as licensed and available for purposes of this section;

  (4)  Any residential care facility licensed pursuant to chapter 198 may relocate any portion of such facility's current licensed beds to any other facility to be licensed within the same licensure category if both facilities are under the same licensure ownership or control, and are located within six miles of each other;

  (5)  A facility licensed pursuant to chapter 198 may transfer or sell individual long-term care licensed beds to facilities qualifying pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision (1) of this subsection.  Any facility which transfers or sells licensed beds shall not expand its licensed bed capacity in that licensure category for a period of five years from the date the licensure is relinquished.

  5.  Any existing licensed and operating health care facility offering long-term care services may replace one-half of its licensed beds at the same site or a site not more than thirty miles from its current location if, for at least the most recent four consecutive calendar quarters, the facility operates only fifty percent of its then licensed capacity with every resident residing in a private room.  In such case:

  (1)  The facility shall report to the health and senior services vacant beds as unavailable for occupancy for at least the most recent four consecutive calendar quarters;

  (2)  The replacement beds shall be built to private room specifications and only used for single occupancy; and

  (3)  The existing facility and proposed facility shall have the same owner or owners, regardless of corporate or business structure, and such owner or owners shall stipulate in writing that the existing facility beds to be replaced will not later be used to provide long-term care services.  If the facility is being operated under a lease, both the lessee and the owner of the existing facility shall stipulate the same in writing.

  6.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit a health care facility licensed pursuant to chapter 198 from being replaced in its entirety within fifteen miles of its existing site so long as the existing facility and proposed or replacement facility have the same owner or owners regardless of corporate or business structure and the health care facility being replaced remains unlicensed and unused for any long-term care services whether they do or do not require a license from the date of licensure of the replacement facility.

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(L. 1986 S.B. 553 & 775 § 6, A.L. 1992 S.B. 573 & 634, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1408, A.L. 1996 S.B. 575, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1362, A.L. 1997 S.B. 373, A.L. 1999 S.B. 326, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1516 Revision merged with H.B. 1965, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)


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