Bill Summary for S 462 (2021-2022)

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Apr 28 2021

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Senate Bill 462 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 1, 2021
AN ACT AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF NEED LAWS TO EXPAND ACCESS AND LOWER COSTS.
Intro. by Krawiec, Perry, Burgin.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Revises proposed GS 131E-189(d), providing for the expiration of a certificate of need issued for the construction of a health service facility upon the certificate holder failing to execute or commit to a contract for design services for the authorized project within the previously specified time frames. Restricts the application of the provisions to certificates of need issued on or after October 1, 2021. Adds the following new subsections. New subsection (e) provides for the expiration of a certificate of need issued prior to October 1, 2021, for the construction of a health service facility upon the certificate holder failing to execute or commit to a contract for design services for the authorized project by October 1, 2025, for projects costing over $50 million, or October 1, 2023, for projects costing $50 million or less. Provides that certificates of need issued for the construction of a health care facility prior to October 1, 2021, that has a specific deadline to execute or commit to a contract for design services for the project authorized by the certificate of need will not expire unless the holder fails to execute or commit a contract by that specified deadline. Provides for extensions for failure due to developments beyond the control of the certificate holder or other good cause. 

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