To amend the Health Services Planning Program Re-Establishment Act of 1996 to limit certificate of need application fees paid by federally qualified health centers and federally qualified health center look-alikes for a new institutional health service located in Ward 7 or Ward 8 to $5,000.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "East End Certificate of Need Maximum Fee Establishment Amendment Act of 2018".
Sec. 2. Section 21 of the Health Services Planning Program Re-Establishment Act of 1996, effective April 9, 1997 (D.C. Law 11-191; D.C. Official Code § 44-420), is amended by adding a new subsection (c) to read as follows:
Amend § 44-420
"(c)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the maximum application fee that may be collected from either a federally qualified health center or a federally qualified health center look-alike for a new institutional health service located in Ward 7 or Ward 8 shall be $5,000.
"(2) For the purposes of this subsection, the term:
"(A) "Federally qualified health center" shall have the same meaning as provided in section 1861(aa)(4) of the Social Security Act, approved August 14, 1935 (79 Stat. 313; 42 U.S.C. § 1395x(aa)(4)).
"(B) "Federally qualified health center look-alike" means an entity that has been determined by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to meet the definition of a federally qualified health center, but does not receive funding under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, approved June 12, 2002 (117 Stat. 2020; 42 U.S.C. § 254b).".
Sec. 3. Applicability.
(a) This act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.
(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification.
(c)(1) The Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register.
(2) The date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of this act.
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.