Public Chapter 171
HOUSE BILL NO. 1121
By Representative Armstrong
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1079
By Senator Haynes
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 11, Part 1, relative to certificates of need.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-104(b)(1), is amended by deleting the phrase "an executive officer of a hospital", and inserting therefor: "a person who has recent experience as an executive officer of a hospital or hospital system".
SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-106(a)(2), is amended by deleting the first sentence and substituting therefor the following:
Modification of a health care institution, other than a hospital, including renovations and additions to facilities, where such modification requires a capital expenditure greater than two million dollars ($2,000,000), or in the case of a hospital where such modification requires a capital expenditure greater than five million dollars ($5,000,000).
SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-106(a)(4), is amended by inserting between the phrase "outpatient surgery" and the symbol "," the following: "(not including outpatient surgery in a physician's office not licensed as an ambulatory surgical treatment center)".
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.