TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17
Licensing of Health-Care Facilities

SECTION 23-17-10.2


§ 23-17-10.2 Full financial disclosure by hospitals and freestanding, emergency-care facilities.

Any hospital or freestanding, emergency-care facility licensed under this chapter, other than state-operated hospitals, shall annually submit to the director of the department of health:

(a) Public audited financial statements containing information concerning all hospital-related or freestanding, emergency-care facility-related corporations, holding corporations, and subsidiary corporations, whether for-profit or not-for-profit. Any corporation, holding corporation, or subsidiary corporation, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, which is not audited by an independent public auditor due to limited activity or small size, shall submit a financial statement certified by the chief executive officer of that corporation.

(b) Any hospital or freestanding, emergency-care facility licensed under this chapter, other than state-operated hospitals, shall on or before January 1, 2014, and annually thereafter, submit a summary of financial information contained in accordance with the following:

(1) Not-for-profit hospitals shall submit a summary of the information contained in section 501(c), 527, or 4947(a)(1) of the internal revenue code 990 form, including:

(i) Its statement of financial position;

(ii) The verified total costs incurred by the hospital or freestanding, emergency-care facility in providing health services;

(iii) Total payroll including fringe benefits, and any other remuneration of the top five (5) highest compensated employees and/or contractors, identified by position description and specialty;

(iv) The verified net costs of medical education; and

(v) Administrative expenses; as defined by the director of the department of health.

(2) For-profit hospitals and freestanding, emergency-care facilities shall submit the information listed in (b)(1) of this section in a form approved by the department of health.

(c) All information provided shall be made available to the healthcare planning and accountability advisory council, as established in § 23-81-4, and shall be made available to the public for inspection.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 391, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 341, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 394, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 417, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 418, § 1.)