as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 03/13/2003|
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to human services; providing an exception to 1.3 the moratorium on nursing home beds for a facility in 1.4 Hubbard county; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 1.5 section 144A.071, subdivision 4a. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 144A.071, 1.8 subdivision 4a, is amended to read: 1.9 Subd. 4a. [EXCEPTIONS FOR REPLACEMENT BEDS.] It is in the 1.10 best interest of the state to ensure that nursing homes and 1.11 boarding care homes continue to meet the physical plant 1.12 licensing and certification requirements by permitting certain 1.13 construction projects. Facilities should be maintained in 1.14 condition to satisfy the physical and emotional needs of 1.15 residents while allowing the state to maintain control over 1.16 nursing home expenditure growth. 1.17 The commissioner of health in coordination with the 1.18 commissioner of human services, may approve the renovation, 1.19 replacement, upgrading, or relocation of a nursing home or 1.20 boarding care home, under the following conditions: 1.21 (a) to license or certify beds in a new facility 1.22 constructed to replace a facility or to make repairs in an 1.23 existing facility that was destroyed or damaged after June 30, 1.24 1987, by fire, lightning, or other hazard provided: 1.25 (i) destruction was not caused by the intentional act of or 2.1 at the direction of a controlling person of the facility; 2.2 (ii) at the time the facility was destroyed or damaged the 2.3 controlling persons of the facility maintained insurance 2.4 coverage for the type of hazard that occurred in an amount that 2.5 a reasonable person would conclude was adequate; 2.6 (iii) the net proceeds from an insurance settlement for the 2.7 damages caused by the hazard are applied to the cost of the new 2.8 facility or repairs; 2.9 (iv) the new facility is constructed on the same site as 2.10 the destroyed facility or on another site subject to the 2.11 restrictions in section 144A.073, subdivision 5; 2.12 (v) the number of licensed and certified beds in the new 2.13 facility does not exceed the number of licensed and certified 2.14 beds in the destroyed facility; and 2.15 (vi) the commissioner determines that the replacement beds 2.16 are needed to prevent an inadequate supply of beds. 2.17 Project construction costs incurred for repairs authorized under 2.18 this clause shall not be considered in the dollar threshold 2.19 amount defined in subdivision 2; 2.20 (b) to license or certify beds that are moved from one 2.21 location to another within a nursing home facility, provided the 2.22 total costs of remodeling performed in conjunction with the 2.23 relocation of beds does not exceed $1,000,000; 2.24 (c) to license or certify beds in a project recommended for 2.25 approval under section 144A.073; 2.26 (d) to license or certify beds that are moved from an 2.27 existing state nursing home to a different state facility, 2.28 provided there is no net increase in the number of state nursing 2.29 home beds; 2.30 (e) to certify and license as nursing home beds boarding 2.31 care beds in a certified boarding care facility if the beds meet 2.32 the standards for nursing home licensure, or in a facility that 2.33 was granted an exception to the moratorium under section 2.34 144A.073, and if the cost of any remodeling of the facility does 2.35 not exceed $1,000,000. If boarding care beds are licensed as 2.36 nursing home beds, the number of boarding care beds in the 3.1 facility must not increase beyond the number remaining at the 3.2 time of the upgrade in licensure. The provisions contained in 3.3 section 144A.073 regarding the upgrading of the facilities do 3.4 not apply to facilities that satisfy these requirements; 3.5 (f) to license and certify up to 40 beds transferred from 3.6 an existing facility owned and operated by the Amherst H. Wilder 3.7 Foundation in the city of St. Paul to a new unit at the same 3.8 location as the existing facility that will serve persons with 3.9 Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders. The transfer 3.10 of beds may occur gradually or in stages, provided the total 3.11 number of beds transferred does not exceed 40. At the time of 3.12 licensure and certification of a bed or beds in the new unit, 3.13 the commissioner of health shall delicense and decertify the 3.14 same number of beds in the existing facility. As a condition of 3.15 receiving a license or certification under this clause, the 3.16 facility must make a written commitment to the commissioner of 3.17 human services that it will not seek to receive an increase in 3.18 its property-related payment rate as a result of the transfers 3.19 allowed under this paragraph; 3.20 (g) to license and certify nursing home beds to replace 3.21 currently licensed and certified boarding care beds which may be 3.22 located either in a remodeled or renovated boarding care or 3.23 nursing home facility or in a remodeled, renovated, newly 3.24 constructed, or replacement nursing home facility within the 3.25 identifiable complex of health care facilities in which the 3.26 currently licensed boarding care beds are presently located, 3.27 provided that the number of boarding care beds in the facility 3.28 or complex are decreased by the number to be licensed as nursing 3.29 home beds and further provided that, if the total costs of new 3.30 construction, replacement, remodeling, or renovation exceed ten 3.31 percent of the appraised value of the facility or $200,000, 3.32 whichever is less, the facility makes a written commitment to 3.33 the commissioner of human services that it will not seek to 3.34 receive an increase in its property-related payment rate by 3.35 reason of the new construction, replacement, remodeling, or 3.36 renovation. The provisions contained in section 144A.073 4.1 regarding the upgrading of facilities do not apply to facilities 4.2 that satisfy these requirements; 4.3 (h) to license as a nursing home and certify as a nursing 4.4 facility a facility that is licensed as a boarding care facility 4.5 but not certified under the medical assistance program, but only 4.6 if the commissioner of human services certifies to the 4.7 commissioner of health that licensing the facility as a nursing 4.8 home and certifying the facility as a nursing facility will 4.9 result in a net annual savings to the state general fund of 4.10 $200,000 or more; 4.11 (i) to certify, after September 30, 1992, and prior to July 4.12 1, 1993, existing nursing home beds in a facility that was 4.13 licensed and in operation prior to January 1, 1992; 4.14 (j) to license and certify new nursing home beds to replace 4.15 beds in a facility acquired by the Minneapolis community 4.16 development agency as part of redevelopment activities in a city 4.17 of the first class, provided the new facility is located within 4.18 three miles of the site of the old facility. Operating and 4.19 property costs for the new facility must be determined and 4.20 allowed under section 256B.431 or 256B.434; 4.21 (k) to license and certify up to 20 new nursing home beds 4.22 in a community-operated hospital and attached convalescent and 4.23 nursing care facility with 40 beds on April 21, 1991, that 4.24 suspended operation of the hospital in April 1986. The 4.25 commissioner of human services shall provide the facility with 4.26 the same per diem property-related payment rate for each 4.27 additional licensed and certified bed as it will receive for its 4.28 existing 40 beds; 4.29 (l) to license or certify beds in renovation, replacement, 4.30 or upgrading projects as defined in section 144A.073, 4.31 subdivision 1, so long as the cumulative total costs of the 4.32 facility's remodeling projects do not exceed $1,000,000; 4.33 (m) to license and certify beds that are moved from one 4.34 location to another for the purposes of converting up to five 4.35 four-bed wards to single or double occupancy rooms in a nursing 4.36 home that, as of January 1, 1993, was county-owned and had a 5.1 licensed capacity of 115 beds; 5.2 (n) to allow a facility that on April 16, 1993, was a 5.3 106-bed licensed and certified nursing facility located in 5.4 Minneapolis to layaway all of its licensed and certified nursing 5.5 home beds. These beds may be relicensed and recertified in a 5.6 newly-constructed teaching nursing home facility affiliated with 5.7 a teaching hospital upon approval by the legislature. The 5.8 proposal must be developed in consultation with the interagency 5.9 committee on long-term care planning. The beds on layaway 5.10 status shall have the same status as voluntarily delicensed and 5.11 decertified beds, except that beds on layaway status remain 5.12 subject to the surcharge in section 256.9657. This layaway 5.13 provision expires July 1, 1998; 5.14 (o) to allow a project which will be completed in 5.15 conjunction with an approved moratorium exception project for a 5.16 nursing home in southern Cass county and which is directly 5.17 related to that portion of the facility that must be repaired, 5.18 renovated, or replaced, to correct an emergency plumbing problem 5.19 for which a state correction order has been issued and which 5.20 must be corrected by August 31, 1993; 5.21 (p) to allow a facility that on April 16, 1993, was a 5.22 368-bed licensed and certified nursing facility located in 5.23 Minneapolis to layaway, upon 30 days prior written notice to the 5.24 commissioner, up to 30 of the facility's licensed and certified 5.25 beds by converting three-bed wards to single or double 5.26 occupancy. Beds on layaway status shall have the same status as 5.27 voluntarily delicensed and decertified beds except that beds on 5.28 layaway status remain subject to the surcharge in section 5.29 256.9657, remain subject to the license application and renewal 5.30 fees under section 144A.07 and shall be subject to a $100 per 5.31 bed reactivation fee. In addition, at any time within three 5.32 years of the effective date of the layaway, the beds on layaway 5.33 status may be: 5.34 (1) relicensed and recertified upon relocation and 5.35 reactivation of some or all of the beds to an existing licensed 5.36 and certified facility or facilities located in Pine River, 6.1 Brainerd, or International Falls; provided that the total 6.2 project construction costs related to the relocation of beds 6.3 from layaway status for any facility receiving relocated beds 6.4 may not exceed the dollar threshold provided in subdivision 2 6.5 unless the construction project has been approved through the 6.6 moratorium exception process under section 144A.073; 6.7 (2) relicensed and recertified, upon reactivation of some 6.8 or all of the beds within the facility which placed the beds in 6.9 layaway status, if the commissioner has determined a need for 6.10 the reactivation of the beds on layaway status. 6.11 The property-related payment rate of a facility placing 6.12 beds on layaway status must be adjusted by the incremental 6.13 change in its rental per diem after recalculating the rental per 6.14 diem as provided in section 256B.431, subdivision 3a, paragraph 6.15 (c). The property-related payment rate for a facility 6.16 relicensing and recertifying beds from layaway status must be 6.17 adjusted by the incremental change in its rental per diem after 6.18 recalculating its rental per diem using the number of beds after 6.19 the relicensing to establish the facility's capacity day 6.20 divisor, which shall be effective the first day of the month 6.21 following the month in which the relicensing and recertification 6.22 became effective. Any beds remaining on layaway status more 6.23 than three years after the date the layaway status became 6.24 effective must be removed from layaway status and immediately 6.25 delicensed and decertified; 6.26 (q) to license and certify beds in a renovation and 6.27 remodeling project to convert 12 four-bed wards into 24 two-bed 6.28 rooms, expand space, and add improvements in a nursing home 6.29 that, as of January 1, 1994, met the following conditions: the 6.30 nursing home was located in Ramsey county; had a licensed 6.31 capacity of 154 beds; and had been ranked among the top 15 6.32 applicants by the 1993 moratorium exceptions advisory review 6.33 panel. The total project construction cost estimate for this 6.34 project must not exceed the cost estimate submitted in 6.35 connection with the 1993 moratorium exception process; 6.36 (r) to license and certify up to 117 beds that are 7.1 relocated from a licensed and certified 138-bed nursing facility 7.2 located in St. Paul to a hospital with 130 licensed hospital 7.3 beds located in South St. Paul, provided that the nursing 7.4 facility and hospital are owned by the same or a related 7.5 organization and that prior to the date the relocation is 7.6 completed the hospital ceases operation of its inpatient 7.7 hospital services at that hospital. After relocation, the 7.8 nursing facility's status under section 256B.431, subdivision 7.9 2j, shall be the same as it was prior to relocation. The 7.10 nursing facility's property-related payment rate resulting from 7.11 the project authorized in this paragraph shall become effective 7.12 no earlier than April 1, 1996. For purposes of calculating the 7.13 incremental change in the facility's rental per diem resulting 7.14 from this project, the allowable appraised value of the nursing 7.15 facility portion of the existing health care facility physical 7.16 plant prior to the renovation and relocation may not exceed 7.17 $2,490,000; 7.18 (s) to license and certify two beds in a facility to 7.19 replace beds that were voluntarily delicensed and decertified on 7.20 June 28, 1991; 7.21 (t) to allow 16 licensed and certified beds located on July 7.22 1, 1994, in a 142-bed nursing home and 21-bed boarding care home 7.23 facility in Minneapolis, notwithstanding the licensure and 7.24 certification after July 1, 1995, of the Minneapolis facility as 7.25 a 147-bed nursing home facility after completion of a 7.26 construction project approved in 1993 under section 144A.073, to 7.27 be laid away upon 30 days' prior written notice to the 7.28 commissioner. Beds on layaway status shall have the same status 7.29 as voluntarily delicensed or decertified beds except that they 7.30 shall remain subject to the surcharge in section 256.9657. The 7.31 16 beds on layaway status may be relicensed as nursing home beds 7.32 and recertified at any time within five years of the effective 7.33 date of the layaway upon relocation of some or all of the beds 7.34 to a licensed and certified facility located in Watertown, 7.35 provided that the total project construction costs related to 7.36 the relocation of beds from layaway status for the Watertown 8.1 facility may not exceed the dollar threshold provided in 8.2 subdivision 2 unless the construction project has been approved 8.3 through the moratorium exception process under section 144A.073. 8.4 The property-related payment rate of the facility placing 8.5 beds on layaway status must be adjusted by the incremental 8.6 change in its rental per diem after recalculating the rental per 8.7 diem as provided in section 256B.431, subdivision 3a, paragraph 8.8 (c). The property-related payment rate for the facility 8.9 relicensing and recertifying beds from layaway status must be 8.10 adjusted by the incremental change in its rental per diem after 8.11 recalculating its rental per diem using the number of beds after 8.12 the relicensing to establish the facility's capacity day 8.13 divisor, which shall be effective the first day of the month 8.14 following the month in which the relicensing and recertification 8.15 became effective. Any beds remaining on layaway status more 8.16 than five years after the date the layaway status became 8.17 effective must be removed from layaway status and immediately 8.18 delicensed and decertified; 8.19 (u) to license and certify beds that are moved within an 8.20 existing area of a facility or to a newly constructed addition 8.21 which is built for the purpose of eliminating three- and 8.22 four-bed rooms and adding space for dining, lounge areas, 8.23 bathing rooms, and ancillary service areas in a nursing home 8.24 that, as of January 1, 1995, was located in Fridley and had a 8.25 licensed capacity of 129 beds; 8.26 (v) to relocate 36 beds in Crow Wing county and four beds 8.27 from Hennepin county to a 160-bed facility in Crow Wing county, 8.28 provided all the affected beds are under common ownership; 8.29 (w) to license and certify a total replacement project of 8.30 up to 49 beds located in Norman county that are relocated from a 8.31 nursing home destroyed by flood and whose residents were 8.32 relocated to other nursing homes. The operating cost payment 8.33 rates for the new nursing facility shall be determined based on 8.34 the interim and settle-up payment provisions of Minnesota Rules, 8.35 part 9549.0057, and the reimbursement provisions of section 8.36 256B.431, except that subdivision 26, paragraphs (a) and (b), 9.1 shall not apply until the second rate year after the settle-up 9.2 cost report is filed. Property-related reimbursement rates 9.3 shall be determined under section 256B.431, taking into account 9.4 any federal or state flood-related loans or grants provided to 9.5 the facility; 9.6 (x) to license and certify a total replacement project of 9.7 up to 129 beds located in Polk county that are relocated from a 9.8 nursing home destroyed by flood and whose residents were 9.9 relocated to other nursing homes. The operating cost payment 9.10 rates for the new nursing facility shall be determined based on 9.11 the interim and settle-up payment provisions of Minnesota Rules, 9.12 part 9549.0057, and the reimbursement provisions of section 9.13 256B.431, except that subdivision 26, paragraphs (a) and (b), 9.14 shall not apply until the second rate year after the settle-up 9.15 cost report is filed. Property-related reimbursement rates 9.16 shall be determined under section 256B.431, taking into account 9.17 any federal or state flood-related loans or grants provided to 9.18 the facility; 9.19 (y) to license and certify beds in a renovation and 9.20 remodeling project to convert 13 three-bed wards into 13 two-bed 9.21 rooms and 13 single-bed rooms, expand space, and add 9.22 improvements in a nursing home that, as of January 1, 1994, met 9.23 the following conditions: the nursing home was located in 9.24 Ramsey county, was not owned by a hospital corporation, had a 9.25 licensed capacity of 64 beds, and had been ranked among the top 9.26 15 applicants by the 1993 moratorium exceptions advisory review 9.27 panel. The total project construction cost estimate for this 9.28 project must not exceed the cost estimate submitted in 9.29 connection with the 1993 moratorium exception process; 9.30 (z) to license and certify up to 150 nursing home beds to 9.31 replace an existing 285 bed nursing facility located in St. 9.32 Paul. The replacement project shall include both the renovation 9.33 of existing buildings and the construction of new facilities at 9.34 the existing site. The reduction in the licensed capacity of 9.35 the existing facility shall occur during the construction 9.36 project as beds are taken out of service due to the construction 10.1 process. Prior to the start of the construction process, the 10.2 facility shall provide written information to the commissioner 10.3 of health describing the process for bed reduction, plans for 10.4 the relocation of residents, and the estimated construction 10.5 schedule. The relocation of residents shall be in accordance 10.6 with the provisions of law and rule; 10.7 (aa) to allow the commissioner of human services to license 10.8 an additional 36 beds to provide residential services for the 10.9 physically handicapped under Minnesota Rules, parts 9570.2000 to 10.10 9570.3400, in a 198-bed nursing home located in Red Wing, 10.11 provided that the total number of licensed and certified beds at 10.12 the facility does not increase; 10.13 (bb) to license and certify a new facility in St. Louis 10.14 county with 44 beds constructed to replace an existing facility 10.15 in St. Louis county with 31 beds, which has resident rooms on 10.16 two separate floors and an antiquated elevator that creates 10.17 safety concerns for residents and prevents nonambulatory 10.18 residents from residing on the second floor. The project shall 10.19 include the elimination of three- and four-bed rooms; 10.20 (cc) to license and certify four beds in a 16-bed certified 10.21 boarding care home in Minneapolis to replace beds that were 10.22 voluntarily delicensed and decertified on or before March 31, 10.23 1992. The licensure and certification is conditional upon the 10.24 facility periodically assessing and adjusting its resident mix 10.25 and other factors which may contribute to a potential 10.26 institution for mental disease declaration. The commissioner of 10.27 human services shall retain the authority to audit the facility 10.28 at any time and shall require the facility to comply with any 10.29 requirements necessary to prevent an institution for mental 10.30 disease declaration, including delicensure and decertification 10.31 of beds, if necessary; 10.32 (dd) to license and certify 72 beds in an existing facility 10.33 in Mille Lacs county with 80 beds as part of a renovation 10.34 project. The renovation must include construction of an 10.35 addition to accommodate ten residents with beginning and 10.36 midstage dementia in a self-contained living unit; creation of 11.1 three resident households where dining, activities, and support 11.2 spaces are located near resident living quarters; designation of 11.3 four beds for rehabilitation in a self-contained area; 11.4 designation of 30 private rooms; and other improvements; 11.5 (ee) to license and certify beds in a facility that has 11.6 undergone replacement or remodeling as part of a planned closure 11.7 under section 256B.437; 11.8 (ff) to license and certify a total replacement project of 11.9 up to 124 beds located in Wilkin county that are in need of 11.10 relocation from a nursing home significantly damaged by flood. 11.11 The operating cost payment rates for the new nursing facility 11.12 shall be determined based on the interim and settle-up payment 11.13 provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 9549.0057, and the 11.14 reimbursement provisions of section 256B.431, except that 11.15 section 256B.431, subdivision 26, paragraphs (a) and (b), shall 11.16 not apply until the second rate year after the settle-up cost 11.17 report is filed. Property-related reimbursement rates shall be 11.18 determined under section 256B.431, taking into account any 11.19 federal or state flood-related loans or grants provided to the 11.20 facility; 11.21 (gg) to allow the commissioner of human services to license 11.22 an additional nine beds to provide residential services for the 11.23 physically handicapped under Minnesota Rules, parts 9570.2000 to 11.24 9570.3400, in a 240-bed nursing home located in Duluth, provided 11.25 that the total number of licensed and certified beds at the 11.26 facility does not increase; 11.27 (hh) to license and certify up to 120 new nursing facility 11.28 beds to replace beds in a facility in Anoka county, which was 11.29 licensed for 98 beds as of July 1, 2000, provided the new 11.30 facility is located within four miles of the existing facility 11.31 and is in Anoka county. Operating and property rates shall be 11.32 determined and allowed under section 256B.431 and Minnesota 11.33 Rules, parts 9549.0010 to 9549.0080, or section 256B.434 or 11.34 256B.435. The provisions of section 256B.431, subdivision 26, 11.35 paragraphs (a) and (b), do not apply until the second rate year 11.36 following settle-up;
or12.1 (ii) to transfer up to 98 beds of a 129-licensed bed 12.2 facility located in Anoka county that, as of March 25, 2001, is 12.3 in the active process of closing, to a 122-licensed bed 12.4 nonprofit nursing facility located in the city of Columbia 12.5 Heights or its affiliate. The transfer is effective when the 12.6 receiving facility notifies the commissioner in writing of the 12.7 number of beds accepted. The commissioner shall place all 12.8 transferred beds on layaway status held in the name of the 12.9 receiving facility. The layaway adjustment provisions of 12.10 section 256B.431, subdivision 30, do not apply to this layaway. 12.11 The receiving facility may only remove the beds from layaway for 12.12 recertification and relicensure at the receiving facility's 12.13 current site, or at a newly constructed facility located in 12.14 Anoka county. The receiving facility must receive statutory 12.15 authorization before removing these beds from layaway status; or 12.16 (jj) to license and certify beds as part of a project 12.17 involving the construction of a new addition, conversion of 12.18 existing space to a special care unit and short-term 12.19 rehabilitation unit, expansion of dining and activity 12.20 facilities, and related remodeling and improvements, in a 12.21 nursing facility located in Hubbard county licensed for 124 beds 12.22 as of March 3, 2003, provided that the total number of licensed 12.23 and certified beds at the facility does not increase.