Fees for Complaint Investigations and Compliance Surveys
(1)In addition to an annual fee, the Division may charge a hospital a fee for:
(a)A complaint investigation, in an amount not to exceed $850;
(b)A full compliance survey, in an amount not to exceed $7,520;
(c)An on-site follow-up survey to verify compliance with a plan of correction, in an amount not to exceed $225; and
(d)An off-site follow-up survey to verify compliance with a plan of correction, in an amount not to exceed $85.
(2)During one calendar year, the Division may charge to all hospitals a total amount not to exceed:
(a)$91,000 for complaint investigations;
(b)$15,000 for full compliance surveys; and
(c)$6,700 for follow-up surveys.
(3)Intentionally left blank —Ed.
(a)The Division shall apportion the total amount charged under section (2) of this rule among hospitals at the end of each calendar year based on the number of complaint investigations, full compliance surveys and follow-up surveys performed at each hospital during the calendar year.
(b)The Division may not include investigations of employee complaints in a hospital’s total number of complaint investigations.
(c)A hospital may not be charged fees in any calendar year under section (2) of this rule for more complaint investigations than the greater of:
(A)The rolling average for the hospital for the previous three years; or
(B)Two complaint investigations for a small hospital and five complaint investigations for a large hospital.
(d)Notwithstanding subsection (3)(c) of this rule, the Division may not charge a hospital for a number of complaint investigations that exceeds the number of complaint investigations actually conducted at the hospital during the calendar year.
Rule 333-500-0031 — Fees for Complaint Investigations and Compliance Surveys,