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Hospital (Acute Care) License
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Community and Health Systems issues licenses to Hospitals.
A "Hospital" is a facility offering inpatient, overnight care, and services for observation, diagnosis, and active treatment of an individual with a medical, surgical, obstetric, chronic, or rehabilitative condition requiring the daily direction and supervision of a physician. A psychiatric hospital or unit within an acute care hospital is licensed under the Michigan Mental Health Code.
A hospital that is state licensed can be federally certified to participate in Medicare/Medicaid.
A. NAME OF LICENSE OR APPROVAL:
Health Facility License -- Hospital
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended (Michigan Public Health Code)
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
D. SUMMARY OF LICENSE/APPROVAL PROCESS:
1. Applicability (activities that require the license)
Offering inpatient services to patients that do require hospitalization.
2. Pre-Application Requirements
Medical staff ready to start, policies and procedures established to offer inpatient and outpatient services, supplies and equipment ready, etc.
3. Application Submission Requirements
4. Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
To be state licensed as a hospital, a provider must first receive Certificate of Need, Health Facilities Engineering and Fire Safety approvals. A provider also must submit an application for state licensure. After confirmation of the necessary approvals, a pre-licensure inspection will be conducted by the State Licensing Section. If the applicant is in compliance with the Code and applicable rules, a license will be issued and a post-licensure inspection will be conducted. Once licensed, the department will conduct routine inspections and complaint investigations as required.
5. Operational Requirements
Facility ready for occupancy and license.
$500 annual license fee plus $10 per bed. There is a $2,000 application fee for initial licensure.
7. Appeal Process
8. Public Input Opportunities
E. Contact Information:
Contact the Bureau of Community and Health Systems at 517-241-1970.