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2013 House Bill 4787: Increase CON health facility rationing fees

Public Act 137 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on May 29, 2013 To increase from $1,500 to $3,000 the “base” fee for a hospital or other health care providers seeking government permission to open or expand a health care facility, or add certain capital-intensive equipment (like MRI machines), under an existing state “Certificate of Need” rationing regime. The bill would also authorize additional fee increases of $5,000 for large projects, $3,000 for “complex” projects, $500 for “letter of intent” reviews, and more. These fees would then be indexed to inflation so that legislative authorization would not be required for future fee hikes.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 29, 2013
Reported in the House on June 12, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 18, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2013
Passed 82 to 26 in the House on September 12, 2013 To increase from $1,500 to $3,000 the “base” fee for a hospital or other health care providers seeking government permission to open or expand a health care facility, or add certain capital-intensive equipment (like MRIs), under an existing state “Certificate of Need” rationing regime. The bill would also authorize additional fee increases of $5,000 for large projects, $3,000 for “complex” projects, $500 for “letter of intent” reviews, and more. These fees would then be indexed to inflation so that legislative authorization would not be required for future fee hikes.
Received in the Senate on September 17, 2013
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 17, 2013
Reported in the Senate on September 24, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on October 1, 2013 (same description)
To increase from $1,500 to $3,000 the “base” fee for a hospital or other health care providers seeking government permission to open or expand a health care facility, or add certain capital-intensive equipment (like MRIs), under an existing state “Certificate of Need” rationing regime. The bill would also authorize additional fee increases of $5,000 for large projects, $3,000 for “complex” projects, $500 for “letter of intent” reviews, and more. These fees would then be indexed to inflation so that legislative authorization would not be required for future fee hikes.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 15, 2013

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