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Concerning certificate of need exemptions for certain ambulatory facilities and centers (Schmick, Cody)

Prohibits the department of health from requiring a certificate of need for an ambulatory surgical facility or center wholly owned, fully operated, and used exclusively by a practice of physicians or dentists with two or fewer operating rooms and no more than two surgical specialties.

SENATE COMMITTEE (Health & Long Term Care) STRIKER AMENDMENT
(1) Adds an exemption from certificate of need for ambulatory surgical facilities with more than two operating rooms and more than two surgical specialties, which were in existence or were planned on the effective date of the bill.

Hearing Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2894&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)