2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Puckett
Regional Health Planning Agencies and COPN Fees (language only)

Item 285 #1s

Item 285 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 187, after line 17, insert:
"E.  Effective July 1, 2010, the schedule of fees for applications for certificates of public need (COPN) shall not be less than $1,000 nor exceed the lesser of one percent of the proposed expenditure for the project or $50,000.  Such fees shall be divided equally between the Department of Health and regional health planning agencies (RHPAs), with the allocation among the regional health planning agencies based on population.  If any region does not have a designated RHPA for any period of time, the Department of Health shall retain the fees that would have been distributed to the RHPA."

(This language amendment restricts COPN application fees to $1,000 or the lesser of one percent of the project expenditures not to exceed $50,000.)