I.    Certificate of Need Program

A.  AL2016-006, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Fairhope, AL: Proposes to relocate the existing USA Medical Center Fairhope Outpatient Department to new leased space approximately a quarter of a mile from its existing leased space at 188 Hospital Drive, Ste. 400, Fairhope, AL. Opposition: None.

Approved

B.  AL2016-007, Dale County Health Care Authority d/b/a Dale Medical Center, Ozark, AL: Proposes to initiate a Swing Bed Program by certifying ten (10) of its acute care beds into the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Swing Bed Program. Opposition: None.

Approved

C.  AL2016-009, Rehabilitation Hospital of Phenix City, LLC d/b/a Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Phenix City, AL: Proposes to expand the existing forty-eight (48) licensed bed capacity by adding ten (10) new inpatient rehabilitation beds pursuant to a Plan Adjustment approved  for Russell County, Region V, by Gov. Bentley. Opposition: None.

Approved

D.  Al2016-010, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Valley Creek, Selma, AL: Proposes to add six (6) hemodialysis stations to the existing ESRD facility consisting of sixteen (16) stations, for a total of twenty-two (22) stations, pursuant to Chapter 410-2-3-.05(2) of the Alabama State Health Plan. Opposition: None.

Approved

E.  AL2016-011, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Tallassee, Tallassee, AL: Proposes to expand the existing ESRD facility consisting of ten (10) hemodialysis stations by adding two (2) home training stations. Opposition: None.

Approved

II.  Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations

A.  Reviewability Determinations

RV2016-011, Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC), requests to construct and operate a diagnostic center and urgent care center on CRMC’s campus. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2016-012, Comprehensive Medical Affiliates, LLC, requests to develop and operate a mobile magnetic resonance imaging service from the existing medical practice office located at 8075 Madison Blvd., Ste. 110, Madison, AL. Status: Non-Reviewable

B.   Pending Reviewability Determinations

RV2014-028: Surgicare of Mobile, Ltd., requests to add five (5) operating rooms, twenty (20) pre-/post-op bays, and four (4) restrooms and expand the waiting room and business office. Status: Pending

Opposition: Providence Hospital filed a letter opposing the Reviewability Determination Request. Mobile Infirmary Association, d/b/a Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, filed a letter opposing the Reviewability Determination Request. In litigation, CV2014-901553, Springhill Hospitals, Inc., filed a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief.

RV2016-013, Homestead Hospice requests to consolidate two parent providers, currently located in Choctaw and Dallas Counties, into one surviving parent provider (Dallas County) and one satellite provider (Choctaw County). Upon approval of this request, the CON to operate the Choctaw County provider will be surrendered. Status: Pending

RV2016-014, Curo Health Services, requests to consolidate three parent providers, currently located in Baldwin, Houston and Clarke Counties, into one surviving parent provider, (Butler County), and one satellite provider, (Escambia County). Status: Pending

RV2016-015, HGA HomeCare, LLC d/b/a Huntsville Hospital HomeCare, requests to relocate the administrative home health office from 6767 Old Madison Pike N.W., Bldg. 4, Ste. 400, Huntsville, AL, Madison County, to 500 Blvd. South S.W., Ste. 203, Huntsville, AL, Madison County. Status: Pending

Rural, Russell Medical Center, requests to install and operate a new GE Revolution M3B CT unit. Status: Pending

III.  OLD BUSINESS

After a public hearing, the Board voted to approve the following new administrative rules:

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The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on April 20, 2016.