A N A C T
RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 23-17-38 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-17 entitled "Licensing of Health Care Facilities" is hereby amended to read as follows:
23-17-38. Establishment of fees -- The director shall establish fees for licensure application, licensure renewal, inspection and administrative actions under this chapter. Annual inspection fees for hospitals and rehabilitation hospital centers shall be three thousand dollars ($3,000) per facility plus an additional fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per bed. Annual licensure fees for health maintenance organizations and for profit end stage renal dialysis facilities shall be three thousand dollars ($3,000) per facility. Annual licensure fees for home nursing care providers and home care providers shall be five hundred dollars ($500) per facility. Annual licensure fees for organized ambulatory care facilities shall be five hundred dollars ($500), provided that not-for-profit entities operating more than one such facility shall be subject to a single annual licensure fee for all such licenses; provided, further, that non-profit charitable community health centers and nonprofit hospice programs with a current home nursing care provider license shall be exempt from said fee. All such fees not otherwise designated shall be established in regulation and shall be collected and deposited as general revenues of the state.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.