2007 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Human Services
By: Representative Holland
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 41-85-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE FEES CHARGED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR HOSPICE LICENSURE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 41-85-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
41-85-7. The administration of this chapter is vested in the Mississippi Department of Health, which shall:
(a) Prepare and furnish all forms necessary under the provisions of this chapter in relation to applications for licensure or renewals thereof;
(b) Collect in advance at the time of filing an application for a license or at the time of renewal of a license a fee of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00);
(i) A fee of Eighteen Dollars ($18.00) per bed shall be levied for the review of inpatient hospice care;
(ii) A fee to be determined by the department shall be levied for the review of inpatient hospice care plans by the department for proposed inpatient hospice care;
(c) Conduct annual licensure inspections of all licensees which may be the same inspection as the annual Medicare certification inspection; and
(d) Promulgate applicable rules and standards in furtherance of the purpose of this chapter and may amend such rules as may be necessary. The rules shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(i) The qualifications of professional and ancillary personnel in order to adequately furnish hospice care;
(ii) Standards for the organization and quality of patient care;
(iii) Procedures for maintaining records; and
(iv) Provision for the inpatient component of hospice care and for other professional and ancillary hospice services.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.