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2018 SESSION

18101886D
SENATE BILL NO. 923
Offered January 19, 2018
A BILL to exempt establishment of a new ambulatory surgery center from the demonstration of need requirement of a certificate of public need.
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Patron-- Dunnavant
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Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. 1. That, notwithstanding the provisions of 32.1-102.3 of the Code of Virginia, the State Health Commissioner shall accept and review applications for and may issue, without a determination that a public need has been demonstrated, a certificate of public need subject to such conditions as the State Health Commissioner may deem appropriate in accordance with the provisions of 32.1-102.4 of the Code of Virginia, for the establishment of a new ambulatory surgery center located in Planning District 23 that will provide orthopedic services, provided that the applicant has held a certificate for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for at least 12 years and exceeded its charity care requirements on such certificate by at least $70,000 in calendar year 2016.