(a) The state commissioner of health, by rule, may prescribe procedures and fees for filing with the commissioner as prescribed by statute and for the issuance of original and renewal permits, licenses, registrations, and certifications issued under authority of the commissioner. The expiration dates of the various licenses, permits, registrations, and certifications as prescribed by the rules shall be plainly marked thereon. Fees may include application and examination fees and a penalty fee for renewal applications submitted after the expiration date of the previously issued permit, license, registration, and certification. The commissioner may also prescribe, by rule, reduced fees for permits, licenses, registrations, and certifications when the application therefor is submitted during the last three months of the permit, license, registration, or certification period. Fees proposed to be prescribed in the rules shall be first approved by the Department of Management and Budget. All fees proposed to be prescribed in rules shall be reasonable. The fees shall be in an amount so that the total fees collected by the commissioner will, where practical, approximate the cost to the commissioner in administering the program. All fees collected shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the state government special revenue fund unless otherwise specifically appropriated by law for specific purposes.
(b) The commissioner may charge a fee for voluntary certification of medical laboratories and environmental laboratories, and for environmental and medical laboratory services provided by the department, without complying with paragraph (a) or chapter 14. Fees charged for environment and medical laboratory services provided by the department must be approximately equal to the costs of providing the services.
(c) The commissioner may develop a schedule of fees for diagnostic evaluations conducted at clinics held by the services for children with disabilities program. All receipts generated by the program are annually appropriated to the commissioner for use in the maternal and child health program.
(d) The commissioner shall set license fees for hospitals and nursing homes that are not boarding care homes at the following levels:
|Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) hospitals||$7,655 plus $16 per bed|
|Non-JCAHO and non-AOA hospitals||$5,280 plus $250 per bed|
|Nursing home||$183 plus $91 per bed|
The commissioner shall set license fees for outpatient surgical centers, boarding care homes, and supervised living facilities at the following levels:
|Outpatient surgical centers||$3,712|
|Boarding care homes||$183 plus $91 per bed|
|Supervised living facilities||$183 plus $91 per bed.|
(e) Unless prohibited by federal law, the commissioner of health shall charge applicants the following fees to cover the cost of any initial certification surveys required to determine a provider's eligibility to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid program:
|Prospective payment surveys for hospitals||$||900|
|Swing bed surveys for nursing homes||$||1,200|
|Rural health facilities||$||1,100|
|Portable x-ray providers||$||500|
|Home health agencies||$||1,800|
|Outpatient therapy agencies||$||800|
|End stage renal dialysis providers||$||2,100|
|Comprehensive rehabilitation outpatient facilities||$||1,200|
|Ambulatory surgical providers||$||1,800|
|Other provider categories or additional
resurveys required to complete initial
|Actual surveyor costs: average surveyor cost x number of hours for the survey process.|
These fees shall be submitted at the time of the application for federal certification and shall not be refunded. All fees collected after the date that the imposition of fees is not prohibited by federal law shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the state government special revenue fund.
1974 c 471 s 1; 1975 c 310 s 36; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 403 art 2 s 7; 1989 c 209 art 1 s 14; 1989 c 282 art 1 s 16; 1992 c 513 art 6 s 1; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 9 s 18; 1995 c 207 art 9 s 4; 1996 c 451 art 4 s 5; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 1 s 30; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 113; 2005 c 56 s 1; 2005 c 85 s 1; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 6 s 7; 2007 c 140 art 12 s 3; 2009 c 79 art 4 s 8; 2009 c 101 art 2 s 109