Section 87.35 - Initial occupancy

87.35 Initial occupancy.

(a) A hospital shall obtain timely final inspections of construction and medicaid and medicare approvals. Requests for such, and the submission of an application for an operating certificate to the State Department of Health, shall be instituted six months prior to scheduled initial occupancy of the project.

(b) A hospital shall forward to the State Department of Health a final proposed schedule of estimated annual expenses and income and a supporting schedule of all entries therein no later than three months prior to initial occupancy of the project.

(c) A hospital shall submit to the State Department of Health for approval for each budget year a balanced budget of estimated annual expenses and income no later than 15 days preceding the effective date of the budget.

(d) A hospital shall obtain the prior approval of the State Department of Health for all written contracts except those approved by inclusion in the approved budget of the hospital.

(e) A hospital shall establish and maintain an inventory register of all equipment purchased as a part of the project in accordance with the requirements of the State Department of Health.

(f) Any change in or addition to the services provided by a hospital shall require prior approval as set forth in the State Hospital Code.

(g) Such other reports as may be required by the State Department of Health shall be submitted promptly.
 

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