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Implementation of Updated Health Care Facility Regulations

Act 60 of 2013 allows the Department of Health (DOH) to grant "deemed status" licensure to facilities accredited by an approved national accreditation organization, such as The Joint Commission. The legislation also allows hospitals that are accredited to be exempt from routine licensure renewal surveys conducted by DOH. HAP will continue to work to reform the licensure process for specialty hospitals.

In addition, for those hospitals that are not accredited by one of the approved national accreditation organizations, HAP is working with DOH to identify key regulations for a streamlined, expedited exceptions process to provide relief for the conflicts between federal and state standards.

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