Section 401.2 - Limitations of operating certificates

401.2 Limitations of operating certificates. Operating certificates are issued to established operators subject to the following limitations and conditions:

(a) The medical facility shall control admission and discharge of patients or residents to assure that occupancy shall not exceed the bed capacity specified in the operating certificate, except that a hospital may temporarily exceed such capacity in an emergency.

(b) An operating certificate shall be used only by the established operator for the designated site of operation, except that the commissioner may permit the established operator to operate at an alternate or additional site approved by the commissioner on a temporary basis in an emergency. An operating certificate issued for a facility approved to provide:

(1) chronic renal dialysis services shall also encompass the provision of such services to patients at home;

(2) comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility (CORF) services shall also encompass the provision of the following services offsite: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and in addition, home visits to evaluate the home environment in relation to the patient's established treatment goals; and

(3) outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech-language pathology services shall also encompass the provision of home visits to evaluate the home environment in relation to the patient's established treatment goals.

(c) An operating certificate shall be posted conspicuously at the designated site of operation.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Doc Status: 
Complete