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Hospice Agencies & Residences

State Licensing

State licensing is required for hospice agencies and residences. 

New License

To begin operation of a new hospice agency or hospice residence, all of the following steps must be completed:

1. Complete state licensure application LARA-SLACR-101 and email completed application to LARA-BCHS-NLTCSLS@michigan.gov

2. Payment:  For electronic payments, visit LARA BCHS NLTC LICENSE - Electronic Payment.  Paying electronically is the fastest way to have your application processed.  There is a 1.75% processing fee for electronic payments.  Paying electronically expedites the application process.  If you do not agree to pay the processing fee, a written check may be submitted by mail.  Please note, submitting by mail may delay processing 4-6 weeks.  When submitting for a new license by mail, you must submit the application, licensure invoice (only required for written check submissions) and written check to:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Systems
Health Facilities Licensing, Permits and Support Division
P.O. Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909

Fees for New Licensure
Hospice Agency          $2500
Hospice Residence     $2500 plus $5/bed

 

Changes

To make changes to an existing licensed facility including relocation, facility name change, change of ownership, and change in bed capacity (residence only).  See below for Change of Administrator information.

1. Complete the state licensure application and change request form LARA-SLACR-101

2. Fees/Payment:  To make your payment electronically for changes to an existing license, visit LARA Change Request Payments.  Paying electronically is the fastest way to have your application processed.  There is a 1.75% processing fee for credit card payments or $0.15 processing fee for electronic check payments.  Paying electronically expedites the process for changes to existing licenses.  If you do not agree to pay the processing fee, a written check may be submitted by mail.  Please note, submitting by mail may delay processing 4-6 weeks.  When submitting a change request by mail, you must submit the change request form, licensure invoice (only required for written check submissions) and written check to:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Systems
Health Facilities Licensing, Permits and Support Division
P.O. Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909

 

Fees for Changes to an Existing License

Hospice Agency and Hospice Residence

License (facility/DBA) name change    $500

CHOW or corporate name change      $500

Relocation                                                $500

 

Hospice Residence Only

Bed Capacity Decrease        No Fee

Bed Designation Change     No Fee

Bed Capacity Increase          $500 plus $5/bed 

 

Renewals

All State Licenses must be renewed annually.  Annual renewal letters and invoices are sent in June of each year.  License renewals must be paid online no later than July 31st.  

Fees for Renewal
Hospice Agency $500
Hospice Residence Only $500 plus 5$/bed

 

Other state agencies may require approval prior to licensing actions. Contact the following state agencies to determine whether their approval is required.

Certificate of Need
(Only if a residence plans to license both hospice residence beds and long term care beds)
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)
Lewis Cass Building, 3rd Floor
320 S. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-241-3344
Health Facilities Engineering Section
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-3408
Bureau of Fire Services
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
611 W Ottawa St
4th Floor
PO Box 30700
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-5804

 

Survey Waivers

MCL 333.20155 requires that the department, through the State Licensing Section, make at least one (1) visit to each licensed provider every three (3) years for survey and evaluation purposes of licensure. 

Additionally, under MCL 333.20155, the department may waive this required visit if the licensed provider requests a waiver and submits evidence that the facility is fully accredited from an acceptable accrediting body.  In lieu of performing an unannounced on-site state licensing survey, the department will perform a desk review of documentation submitted through the waiver request. 

For more information pertaining to this waiver process, please go to the waiver process page.

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Community & Health Systems
611 W. Ottawa Street
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909

Main Line: 517-335-1980

 

Non-Long Term Care State Licensing Section
Phone: 1-833-757-7308
Email: 
LARA-BCHS-NLTCSLS@michigan.gov