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Article - Health - General


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Commission” means the State Health Services Cost Review Commission.

    (c)    “Facility” means, whether operated for a profit or not:

        (1)    Any hospital; or

        (2)    Any related institution.

    (d)    (1)    “Hospital services” means:

            (i)    Inpatient hospital services as enumerated in Medicare Regulation 42 C.F.R. § 409.10, as amended;

            (ii)    Emergency services, including services provided at a freestanding medical facility licensed under Subtitle 3A of this title;

            (iii)    Outpatient services provided at a hospital;

            (iv)    Outpatient services, as specified by the Commission in regulation, provided at a freestanding medical facility licensed under Subtitle 3A of this title that has received:

                1.    A certificate of need under § 19–120(o)(1) of this title; or

                2.    An exemption from obtaining a certificate of need under § 19–120(o)(3) of this title; and

            (v)    Identified physician services for which a facility has Commission–approved rates on June 30, 1985.

        (2)    “Hospital services” includes a hospital outpatient service:

            (i)    Of a hospital that, on or before June 1, 2015, is under a merged asset hospital system;

            (ii)    That is designated as a part of another hospital under the same merged asset hospital system to make it possible for the hospital outpatient service to participate in the 340B Program under the federal Public Health Service Act; and

            (iii)    That complies with all federal requirements for the 340B Program and applicable provisions of 42 C.F.R. § 413.65.

        (3)    “Hospital services” does not include:

            (i)    Outpatient renal dialysis services; or

            (ii)    Outpatient services provided at a limited service hospital as defined in § 19–301 of this title, except for emergency services.

    (e)    (1)    “Related institution” means an institution that is licensed by the Department as:

            (i)    A comprehensive care facility that is currently regulated by the Commission; or

            (ii)    An intermediate care facility–intellectual disability.

        (2)    “Related institution” includes any institution in paragraph (1) of this subsection, as reclassified from time to time by law.