Archive for the Regulatory Report Category

Draft 2020 State Medical Facilities Plan Posted Online

The proposed 2020 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) has been posted on the NC Division of Health Service Regulation’s website. Public hearings on the proposed SMFP will be held statewide in July. Today’s NCHA Regulatory Report has more details. Also included in the report are proposed

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Notes from Recent Medical Care Commission and SHCC Committee Meetings

Enclosed in today’s mailing is an NCHA Regulatory Report with notes from the May 10 Medical Care Commission meeting, the May 7 State Health Coordinating Council’s (SHCC) Acute Care Services Committee meeting, and the May 15 SHCC Technology and Equipment Committee meeting. It

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Update from the NC Medical Care Commission

The North Carolina Medical Care Commission met last month. Among its discussion items were proposed revisions to the rules relating to medical staffs and medical staff bylaws. For more details see today’s NCHA Regulatory Report. This report also includes several approved rule changes

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Rule Review Process Underway for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Facilities and Services

The NC Department of Health and Human Service has initiated the review process for several rules impacting mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse facilities and services. Today’s NCHA Regulatory Report has more details. The report includes information on a proposed rule changes impacting Medicaid and

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State Health Coordinating Council Meets to Discuss Dialysis Services

Several members of the State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) recently met with dialysis providers in a public meeting to discuss moving dialysis services to the Acute Care Chapter of the annual State Medical Facilities Plan. Such a move would also entail changing from

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Proposed Rules for Radiation Protection Program and Pharmacy

Proposed rules of interest to health systems were posted recently in the NC Register. The NC Department of Health and Human Services proposes fee increases for maintaining the radiation protection program. The NC Board of Pharmacy proposes RN dispensing of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies

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2019 Hospital Licensure Renewal Form Available

The 2019 Hospital Licensure Renewal Form has been issued by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR). The Division has also provided a WORD version of the form for internal use in gathering data. It is downloadable on NCHA’s website here. Note that

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State Health Coordinating Council Meets to Finalize 2019 SMFP

The State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) met Oct. 3 to finalize policies and need methodologies for the 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP). For more details, including a summary of the reports from the three SHCC committee, see today’s NCHA Regulatory Report.

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Notes from Sept. 11 SHCC Acute Care Services Committee

The State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) Acute Care Services Committee met Sept. 11 to review petitions and comments received on the Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan. For more details, see the attached memo. Recommendations of the Acute Care Services Committee will be considered

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Proposed Rule Changes in NC Register

Today’s NCHA Regulatory Report includes information, hearing dates, comment periods and effective dates for the following proposed rule changes posted to the North Carolina Register:  Proposed Rule Changes for Medical Care Commission (impacts Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities)

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