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Bill Detail: HB19-1010

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Title Freestanding Emergency Departments Licensure
Status Governor Signed (05/29/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors L. Landgraf (R)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

The bill creates a new license, referred to as a freestanding
emergency department license, for the department of public health and
environment to issue on or after July 1, 2022, to a health facility that
offers emergency care, that may offer primary and urgent care services,
and that is either:
  • Owned or operated by, or affiliated with, a hospital or

hospital system and located more than 250 yards from the
main campus of the hospital; or
  • Independent from and not operated by or affiliated with a
hospital or hospital system and not attached to or situated
within 250 yards of, or contained within, a hospital.
A facility licensed as a community clinic before July 1, 2010, and
that serves a rural community or ski area is excluded from the definition
of freestanding emergency department.
The bill allows the department to waive the licensure requirements
for a facility that is licensed as a community clinic or that is seeking
community clinic licensure and serves an underserved population in the
The state board of health is to adopt rules regarding the new
license, including rules to set licensure requirements and fees and safety
and care standards.

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