§ 1101.77a. Termination for convenience and best interests of the Departmentstatement of policy.
(a) Effective December 19, 1996, under § 1101.77(b)(1) (relating to enforcement actions by the Department), the Department will terminate the enrollment and direct and indirect participation of, and suspend payments to, an ICF/MR, inpatient psychiatric hospital or rehabilitation hospital provider that expands its existing licensed bed capacity by more than ten beds or 10%, whichever is less, over a 2-year period, unless the provider obtained a Certificate of Need or letter of nonreviewability from the Department of Health dated on or prior to December 18, 1996, approving the expansion. Effective August 11, 1997, under § 1101.77(b), the Department will terminate the enrollment and direct and indirect participation of, and suspend payments to, a nursing facility provider that expands its existing licensed bed capacity. A nursing facility provider that, prior to August 11, 1997, relied on the interim policy effective December 19, 1996, and substantially implemented a project to expand its facility by ten beds or 10%, whichever is less, within a 2-year period, will not be terminated from enrollment under this policy.
(b) The Department will consider exceptions to subsection (a) on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions requested by nursing facilities will be reviewed under § 1187.21a (relating to nursing facility exception requestsstatement of policy).
The provisions of this § 1101.77a adopted December 13, 1996, effective December 14, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5996; amended August 8, 1997, effective August 11, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 4005; amended January 9, 1998, effective January 12, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 138. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (233035).
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