2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hogan
COPN to Increase Nursing Home Beds in Certain Facilities (language only)

Item 294 #2h

Item 294 #2h

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 263, after line 47, insert:
"E. The Commissioner of Health shall issue a Certificate of Public Need approving an application for up to a 50 percent increase in the number of licensed nursing home beds for each nursing home that has reported to the Virginia Health Information an average annual occupancy rate of 99% or higher for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, provided that the application is filed on or before December 1, 2008 and the approved additional nursing home beds are not put into service prior to July 1, 2009."

(This amendment directs the Commissioner of Health to issue additional Certificates of Public Need approving increases in the number of licensed nursing home beds for nursing homes that are close to capacity under certain circumstances.)