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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 7. Certificate of Need Program
- Section 31. Certificate of Need Required; Relocations.
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AS 18.07.031. Certificate of Need Required; Relocations.
- (a) Except as provided in (c) and (d) of this section, a person may not make an expenditure of $1,000,000 or more for any
of the following unless authorized under the terms of a certificate of need issued by the department:
- (1) construction of a health care facility;
- (2) alteration of the bed capacity of a health care facility; or
- (3) addition of a category of health services provided by a health care facility.
- (b) Notwithstanding the expenditure threshold in (a) of this section, a person may not convert a building or part of a
building to a nursing home that requires licensure as a nursing facility under AS 47.32
unless authorized under the terms of a certificate of need issued by the department.
- (c) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, a person who is lawfully operating a health care facility that is an ambulatory
surgical facility at a site may make an expenditure of any amount in order to relocate the services of that facility to
a new site in the same community without obtaining a certificate of need as long as neither the bed capacity nor the
number of categories of health services provided at the new site is greater.
- (d) Beginning July 1, 2005, the $1,000,000 expenditure threshold in (a) of this section is increased by $50,000 annually
on July 1 of each year up to and including July 1, 2014.
- (e) In (a) of this section, "expenditure" includes the purchase of property occupied by or the equipment required for the
health care facility and the net present value of a lease for space occupied by or the equipment required for the
health care facility; "expenditure" does not include costs associated with routine maintenance and replacement of
equipment at an existing health care facility.
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