HEALTH AND SAFETY
HOSPITAL LICENSES AND INSPECTION
39-1301B. Nursing facility conversions. (1) A nursing facility that voluntarily reduces the number of its licensed beds to provide residential and assisted living services, certified family home services, adult day health services, respite care, hospice, outpatient therapy services, congregate meals, home health, senior wellness clinic, or other services provided under a medicaid home and community-based services waiver for the aged or disabled may convert the original facility or portion of the facility back, and thereby increase the number of nursing home beds to no more than the previously licensed number of nursing home beds provided the facility has been in continuous operation and has not been purchased or leased. Any conversion to the original licensed bed capacity, or to any portion thereof, shall comply with the same life safety code requirements as existed at the time the nursing facility voluntarily reduced its licensed beds.
(2) To convert beds back to nursing facility beds under this section, the nursing home must:
(a) Give notice of its intent to preserve conversion options to the department no later than thirty (30) days after the effective date of the license reduction; and
(b) Give notice to the department and any affected participant of the intent to convert beds back. If construction is required for the conversion of beds back, the notice of intent to convert beds back must be given, at a minimum, one (1) year prior to the effective date of license modification reflecting the restored beds; otherwise, the notice must be given a minimum of ninety (90) days prior to the effective date of license modification reflecting the restored beds.
(3) Conversion of beds back to nursing facility use under this section must be completed no later than four (4) years after the effective date of the license reduction. However, for good cause shown, the four (4) year period for conversion may be extended by the department for an additional four (4) year period.
[39-1301B, added 2000, ch. 274, sec. 7, p. 808.]