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Title 900 | Chapter 005 | Regulation 020E


900 KAR 5:020REG
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STATEMENT OF EMERGENCY
900 KAR 5:020E

CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
Office of Inspector General
Division of Certificate of Need
(Emergency Amended After Comments)

900 KAR 5:020E.State Health Plan for facilities and services.

Section 1.

The State Health Plan shall be used to:

(1)

Review a certificate of need application pursuant to KRS 216B.040; and

(2)

Determine whether a substantial change to a health service has occurred pursuant to KRS 216B.015(29)(a) and 216B.061(1)(d).

Section 2.

Incorporation by Reference.

(1)

The "2022 Update to the State Health Plan", April 2022, is incorporated by reference.

(2)

This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Office of Inspector General, Division of Certificate of Need, 275 East Main Street, 5E-A, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This material may also be viewed on the Office of Inspector General's Web site at: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/os/oig/dcn/Pages/cn.aspx.

ADAM MATHER, Inspector General
ERIC C. FRIEDLANDER, Secretary
APPROVED BY AGENCY: April 14, 2022
FILED WITH LRC: April 15, 2022 at 8 a.m.
CONTACT PERSON: Krista Quarles, Policy Analyst, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, 275 East Main Street 5 W-A, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621; phone 502-564-6746; fax 502-564-7091; email CHFSregs@ky.gov.

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT
Contact Person:
Kara Daniel; Stephanie Brammer-Barnes
(1) Provide a brief summary of:
(a) What this administrative regulation does:
This administrative regulation incorporates by reference the 2022 Update to the State Health Plan.
(b) The necessity of this administrative regulation:
This administrative regulation is necessary to comply with the content of the authorizing statutes, specifically KRS 216B.010, 216B.015(28), and 216B.040(2)(a)2.a.
(c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes:
This administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes, KRS 216B.010, 216B.015(28), and 216B.040(2)(a)2.a., by establishing the State Health Plan’s review criteria used for determinations regarding the issuance and denial of certificates of need.
(d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes:
This administrative regulation assists in the effective administration of the statutes by establishing the review criteria for certificate of need determinations.
(2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:
(a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation:
In response to public comments on 900 KAR 5:020E, this emergency amended after comments regulation makes the following changes to the State Health Plan (SHP): Updates the edition date of the SHP on page i of the Plan; Updates the language of pages 2 and 3 of the SHP as it relates to using the most recent quality indicators as one of the review criteria for hospitals that wish to transfer existing acute care beds to a new facility under common ownership located in the same county, including state university teaching hospitals; Adds clarifying language on page 15 of the SHP as it relates to an application to establish new Level III special care neonatal beds by conversion of Level II special care neonatal beds to Level III special care neonatal beds; and Adds clarifying language to Review Criteria 3 on page 52 of the SHP as it relates to ground ambulance services.
(b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation:
This amendment is necessary to address updates to the State Health Plan as required by KRS 216B.015(28).
(c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes:
This amendment conforms to the contend of the authorizing statutes because it incorporates by reference the State Health Plan.
(d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statutes:
This amendment assists in the effective administration of the statutes by establishing the review criteria for certificate of need determinations.
(3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation:
This administrative regulation affects entities that submit certificate of need applications and affected persons as defined by KRS 216B.015(3). A total of 70 certificate of need applications were submitted to the cabinet in calendar year 2021 and 60 certificate of need applications were submitted in calendar year 2020.
(4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:
(a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation or amendment:
Entities that submit a certificate of need application are subject to the criteria set forth in the State Health Plan.
(b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3):
. The certificate of need application filing fee for nonsubstantive review and formal review is established in a separate administrative regulation, 900 KAR 6:020.
(c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3):
Entities subject to certificate of need approval must demonstrate that their proposal is consistent with the State Health Plan pursuant to KRS 216B.040(2)(a)2.a.
(5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost the administrative body to implement this administrative regulation:
(a) Initially:
There are no additional costs to the Office of Inspector General for implementation of this amendment.
(b) On a continuing basis:
There are no additional costs to the Office of Inspector General for implementation of this amendment on a continuing basis.
(6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation:
State general funds and agency monies are used to implement and enforce this administrative regulation.
(7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment:
No increase in fees or funding is necessary to implement this amendment.
(8) State whether or not this administrative regulation established any fees or directly or indirectly increased any fees:
This amendment does not establish or increase any fees.
(9) TIERING: Is tiering applied?
Yes, tiering is used as there are different certificate of need review criteria for each licensure category addressed in the State Health Plan.

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(1) What units, parts or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation?
This administrative regulation impacts the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General, and may impact any government owned or controlled health care facility.
(2) Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation.
KRS 216B.010, 216B.015(28), and 216B.040(2)(a)2.a.
(3) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect.
(a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year?
This amendment will not generate additional revenue for state or local government.
(b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years?
This amendment will not generate additional revenue for state or local government during subsequent years.
(c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year?
This amendment imposes no additional costs on the administrative body.
(d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years?
This amendment imposes no additional costs on the administrative body during subsequent years.
Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.
Revenues (+/-):
See response above.
Expenditures (+/-):
This administrative regulation is anticipated to have minimal fiscal impact to the cabinet.
Other Explanation:

7-Year Expiration: 10/28/2028

Last Action: 6/24/2022


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