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  198.642.  Supplemental health care services agency, registration required — procedure. — 1.  A person who operates a supplemental health care services agency shall register annually with the department.  Each separate business location of the agency shall have a separate registration with the department.  Fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the state general revenue fund.

  2.  The department shall establish forms and procedures for processing each supplemental health care services agency registration application.  An application for agency registration shall include at least the following:

  (1)  The names and addresses of each person having an ownership interest in the agency;

  (2)  If the owner is a corporation, copies of the articles of incorporation or articles of association and current bylaws, together with the names and addresses of officers and directors;

  (3)  Satisfactory proof of compliance with the provisions of sections 198.640 to 198.648;

  (4)  Any other relevant information that the department determines is necessary to properly evaluate an application for registration;

  (5)  Policies and procedures that describe how the agency's records will be immediately available at all times to the department upon request; and

  (6)  A registration fee that may be established in rule by the department as determined to be necessary to meet the expenses of the department for the administration of the provisions of sections 198.640 to 198.648, but in no case shall such fee be more than one thousand dollars.



If an agency fails to provide the items required in this subsection to the department, the department shall immediately suspend or refuse to issue the supplemental health care services agency registration.  An agency may appeal the department's decision to the administrative hearing commission under chapter 621.

  3.  A registration issued by the department according to this section shall be effective for a period of one year from the date of its issuance, unless the registration has been revoked or suspended under the provisions of this section or unless the agency is sold or ownership or management is transferred.  If an agency is sold or ownership or management is transferred, the registration of the agency shall be void, and the new owner or operator may apply for a new registration.

  4.  The department shall be responsible for the oversight of supplemental health care services agencies through annual unannounced surveys, complaint investigations, and other actions necessary to ensure compliance with sections 198.640 to 198.648.


(L. 2022 S.B. 710)

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