TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER b: HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES
PART 265 BIRTH CENTER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM CODE
SECTION 265.1150 DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ELEMENTS
Section 265.1150 Demonstration Program Elements
a) A birth center shall be exclusively dedicated to serving the childbirth-related needs of women and their newborns and shall have no more than 10 beds. (Section 35 of the Act)
b) A birth center shall be licensed pursuant to this Part to be considered a participant in the Program.
c) Applications for participation in the Program shall be considered only when a vacancy exists in one of the allocated Program slots for the relevant geographic area, as set forth in Section 30(a-25) of the Act.
d) The Department shall deposit all application fees, renewal fees and fines collected under the Act and this Part into the Regulatory Evaluation and Basic Enforcement Fund in the State Treasury. (Section 25(d) of the Act)
e) Birth centers shall, within 30 days after licensure, seek certification under Titles XVIII and XIX of the Federal Social Security Act. (Section 30(d) of the Act)
f) Birth centers shall provide charitable care consistent with that provided by comparable health care providers in the geographic area. (Section 30(d) of the Act)
g) A licensed birth center that continues to be in substantial compliance after the conclusion of the demonstration program shall be eligible for annual license renewals unless and until a different licensure program for that type of health care model is established by legislation. (Section 30(c) of the Act)
h) No place or person shall hold itself out to the public as a "birth center" unless it is licensed as a birth center under the Act and this Part.