Health Systems Policy and Regulation, Center for
To prevent unnecessary duplication of medical services, facilities, and equipment; and promote access, safe and adequate treatment, and quality improvement in healthcare facilities.
What we do
- Approve initial licensure of healthcare facility in Rhode Island including: freestanding emergency care facilities, outpatient kidney treatment centers, organized ambulatory care facilities, and outpatient birth centers.
- Certify the need for expensive medical services and equipment
- Approve changes in effective control (ownership, control, or lease) of a healthcare facility including: hospitals, nursing homes, organized ambulatory care facilities, outpatient kidney dialysis facilities, outpatient hospice care facilities, freestanding emergency care facilities, home health care providers.