Certificate of Need Exemption Procedure  



    Certificate of Need


    59C-1.005Certificate of Need Exemption Procedure


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 44 No. 26, February 7, 2018 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.


    59C-1.005 Certificate of Need Exemption Procedure

    (1) through (5) No change.

    (6) Project Specific Exemption Requests. In addition to meeting the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) of this rule, requests for exemption of certain projects must meet the additional requirements specified below:

    (a) through (k) No change.

    (l) The establishment of a hospice program by an entity that shares a controlling interest with a not-for-profit retirement community that offers independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing services provided in facilities on the same premises as the not-for-profit retirement community.  A request for exemption under this paragraph shall specify:

    1. Documentation that the skilled nursing home on the premises of the not-for-profit retirement community is designated by the Agency as a teaching nursing home in accordance with 430.80 F.S. and that the facility has been designated as such for at least five consecutive years prior to the exemption request.

    2. through 5. No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 408.034(8), 408.15(8) FS. Law Implemented 408.036(3), (4) FS. History–New 1-1-77, Amended 6-5-79, 2-1-81, Formerly 10-5.05, Amended 11-17-87, 3-23-88, 1-31-91, Formerly 10-5.005, Amended 7-13-98, 4-2-01, 11-12-01, 8-18-05, 3-16-16,_____.