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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 220. Virginia Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Rules and Regulations
6/6/2020

12VAC5-220-200. One Hundred Ninety-Day Review Cycle.

A. The department shall review the following groups of completed applications in accordance with the following 190-day scheduled review cycles and the following descriptions of projects within each group, except as provided for in 12VAC5-220-220.

BATCH GROUP

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

REVIEW CYCLE

Begins

Ends

A

General Hospitals/Obstetrical Services/Neonatal Special Care Services

Feb. 10
Aug. 10

Aug. 18
Feb. 16

B

Open Heart Surgery/Cardiac Catheterization/Ambulatory Surgery Centers/Operating Room Additions/Transplant Services

Mar. 10
Sep. 10

Sep. 16
Mar. 19

C

Psychiatric Facilities/Substance Abuse Treatment/Mental Retardation Facilities

Apr. 10
Oct. 10

Oct. 17
Apr. 18

D/F

Diagnostic Imaging Facilities/Services
Selected Therapeutic Facilities/Services

May 10
Nov. 10

Nov. 16
May 19

E

Medical Rehabilitation Beds/Services

June 10
Dec. 10

Dec. 17
Jun. 18

D/F

Selected Therapeutic Facilities/Services
Diagnostic Imaging Facilities/Services

July 10
Jan. 10

Jan. 16
Jul. 18

G

Nursing Home Beds at Retirement Communities/Bed Relocations/Miscellaneous Expenditures by Nursing Homes

Jan. 10
Mar. 10
May 10
July 10
Sep. 10
Nov. 10

Jul. 18
Sep. 16
Nov. 16
Jan. 16
Mar. 19
May 19

Batch Group A includes:

1. The establishment of a general hospital.

2. An increase in the total number of general acute care beds in an existing or authorized general hospital.

3. The relocation at the same site of 10 general hospital beds or 10% of the general hospital beds of a medical care facility, whichever is less, from one existing physical facility to another in any two-year period if such relocation involves a capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section (see 12VAC5-220-280).

4. The introduction into an existing medical care facility of any new neonatal special care or obstetrical services that the facility has not provided in the previous 12 months.

5. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category included in Batch Groups B through G, by or in behalf of a general hospital.

Batch Group B includes:

1. The establishment of a specialized center, clinic, or portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of outpatient or ambulatory surgery or cardiac catheterization services.

2. An increase in the total number of operating rooms in an existing medical care facility or establishment of operating rooms in a new facility.

3. The introduction into an existing medical care facility of any new cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, or organ or tissue transplant services that the facility has not provided in the previous 12 months.

4. The addition by an existing medical care facility of any medical equipment for the provision of cardiac catheterization.

5. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Group A or Batch Groups C through G, by or in behalf of a specialized center, clinic, or portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of outpatient or ambulatory surgery or cardiac catheterization services.

6. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Group A or Batch Groups C through G, by or in behalf of a medical care facility, that is primarily related to the provision of surgery, cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, or organ or tissue transplant services.

Batch Group C includes:

1. The establishment of a mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, intermediate care facility established primarily for the medical, psychiatric or psychological treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics or drug addicts, or mental retardation facility.

2. An increase in the total number of beds in an existing or authorized mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, intermediate care facility established primarily for the medical, psychiatric or psychological treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics or drug addicts, or mental retardation facility.

3. An increase in the total number of mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, or mental retardation beds in an existing or authorized medical care facility that is not a dedicated mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, intermediate care facility established primarily for the medical, psychiatric or psychological treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics or drug addicts, or mental retardation facility.

4. The relocation at the same site of 10 mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, or mental retardation beds or 10% of the mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, or mental retardation beds of a medical care facility, whichever is less, from one existing physical facility to another in any two-year period if such relocation involves a capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section (see 12VAC5-220-280).

5. The introduction into an existing medical care facility of any new psychiatric or substance abuse treatment service that the facility has not provided in the previous 12 months.

6. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A and B or Batch Groups D/F through G, by or in behalf of a mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, intermediate care facility established primarily for the medical, psychiatric or psychological treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics or drug addicts, or mental retardation facilities.

7. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A and B or Batch Groups D/F through G, by or in behalf of a medical care facility, which is primarily related to the provision of mental health, psychiatric, substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation, or mental retardation services.

Batch Group D/F includes:

1. The establishment of a specialized center, clinic, or that portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of computed tomographic (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic source imaging (MSI), positron emission tomographic (PET) scanning, or nuclear medicine imaging, except for the purpose of nuclear cardiac imaging.

2. The introduction into an existing medical care facility of any new computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic source imaging (MSI), positron emission tomographic (PET) scanning, or nuclear medicine imaging services, except for the purpose of nuclear cardiac imaging that the facility has not provided in the previous 12 months.

3. The addition by an existing medical care facility of any equipment for the provision of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic source imaging (MSI), or positron emission tomographic (PET) scanning.

4. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A, B, C, E, and G, by or in behalf of a specialized center, clinic, or that portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of computed tomographic (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic source imaging (MSI), positron emission tomographic (PET) scanning, or nuclear medicine imaging, except that portion of a physician's office dedicated to providing nuclear cardiac imaging.

5. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A, B, C, E, and G, by or in behalf of a medical care facility, which is primarily related to the provision of computed tomographic (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic source imaging (MSI), positron emission tomographic (PET) scanning, or nuclear medicine imaging, except for the purpose of nuclear cardiac imaging.

Batch Group E includes:

1. The establishment of a medical rehabilitation hospital.

2. An increase in the total number of beds in an existing or authorized medical rehabilitation hospital.

3. An increase in the total number of medical rehabilitation beds in an existing or authorized medical care facility that is not a dedicated medical rehabilitation hospital.

4. The relocation at the same site of 10 medical rehabilitation beds or 10% of the medical rehabilitation beds of a medical care facility, whichever is less, from one existing physical facility to another in any two-year period, if such relocation involves a capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section (see 12VAC5-220-280).

5. The introduction into an existing medical care facility of any new medical rehabilitation service that the facility has not provided in the previous 12 months.

6. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A, B, C, D/F, and G, by or in behalf of a medical rehabilitation hospital.

7. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A, B, C, D/F, and G, by or in behalf of a medical care facility, that is primarily related to the provision of medical rehabilitation services.

Batch Group D/F includes:

1. The establishment of a specialized center, clinic, or that portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of gamma knife surgery, lithotripsy, or radiation therapy.

2. Introduction into an existing medical care facility of any new gamma knife surgery, lithotripsy, or radiation therapy services that the facility has not provided in the previous 12 months.

3. The addition by an existing medical care facility of any medical equipment for the provision of gamma knife surgery, lithotripsy, or radiation therapy.

4. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project in Batch Groups A, B, C, E, and G, by or in behalf of a specialized center, clinic, or that portion of a physician's office developed for the provision of gamma knife surgery, lithotripsy, or radiation therapy.

5. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project in Batch Groups A, B, C, E, and G, by or in behalf of a medical care facility, which is primarily related to the provision of gamma knife surgery, lithotripsy, or radiation therapy.

Batch Group G includes:

1. The establishment of a nursing home, intermediate care facility, or extended care facility of a continuing care retirement community by a continuing care provider registered with the State Corporation Commission pursuant to Chapter 49 (§ 38.2-4900 et seq.) of Title 38.2 of the Code of Virginia.

2. The establishment of a nursing home, intermediate care facility, or extended care facility that does not involve an increase in the number of nursing home facility beds within a planning district.

3. An increase in the total number of beds in an existing or authorized nursing home, intermediate care facility, or extended care facility of a continuing care retirement community by a continuing care provider registered with the State Corporation Commission pursuant to Chapter 49 (§ 38.2-4900 et seq.) of Title 38.2 of the Code of Virginia.

4. An increase in the total number of beds in an existing or authorized nursing home, intermediate care facility, or extended care facility that does not involve an increase in the number of nursing home facility beds within a planning district.

5. The relocation at the same site of 10 nursing home, intermediate care facility, or extended care facility beds or 10% of the nursing home, intermediate care facility, or extended care facility beds of a medical care facility, whichever is less, from one physical facility to another in any two-year period, if such relocation involves a capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section (see 12VAC5-220-280).

6. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A through D/F, by or in behalf of a nursing home, intermediate care facility, or extended care facility, which does not increase the total number of beds of the facility.

7. Any capital expenditure with an expenditure exceeding the threshold amount as determined using the formula contained in subsection B of this section and not defined as a project category in Batch Groups A through D/F, by or in behalf of a medical care facility, that is primarily related to the provision of nursing home, intermediate care, or extended care services, and does not increase the number of beds of the facility.

B. The capital expenditure threshold referenced in subsection A of this section shall be adjusted annually using the percentage increase listed in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the most recent year as follows:

A x (1+B)

where:

A = the capital expenditure threshold amount for the previous year

and

B = the percent increase for the expense category "Medical Care" listed in the most recent year available of the CPI-U of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

C. Annually, the department shall (i) publish the threshold amount in the General Notices section of the Virginia Register of Regulations and (ii) post the threshold amount on its website.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-102.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-30-000 § 5.4, eff. June 30, 1993; amended, Volume 10, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1994; Volume 13, Issue 07, eff. January 24, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 12, eff. April 2, 1998; Volume 19, Issue 08, eff. February 3, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 02, eff. November 5, 2003; Volume 24, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 01, eff. October 15, 2008; Volume 26, Issue 02, eff. November 1, 2009; Volume 26, Issue 26, eff. September 30, 2010; Volume 27, Issue 24, eff. September 1, 2011; Volume 30, Issue 08, eff. February 3, 2014.

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