I. Certificate of Need Program

  1. AL2013-017A, The Jacobs House I SCALF, Hayden, AL:  Proposes to add eight specialty care assisted-living beds to the existing 16-bed specialty care assisted-living facility, pursuant to the amendment to Rule 410-2-4-.04(2)(d)(6)(ii) of the Alabama State Health Plan. Opposition: None

    Approved
  2. AL2013-034, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Birmingham Metro, Birmingham, AL:  Proposes to construct and operate a 13-station ESRD facility consisting of four hemodialysis stations relocated from RCG-Princeton, eight new hemodialysis stations, and one isolation station. This project was postponed from the 7/17/2013 board meeting at the request of the applicant's attorney. Opposition: None

    Approved
  3. AL2013-048, Evercare Hospice, Inc., Birmingham, AL:  Proposes to establish a new 10-bed inpatient hospice facility by leasing 10 skilled nursing home beds from St. Martin's in the Pines. The facility will be located on the campus of St. Martin's in an empty space in St. Martin's original nursing home. Opposition: None Approved
  4. AL2013-055, Gadsden Regional Medical Center, LLC, Gadsden, AL:  Proposes to relocate and operate eight inpatient psychiatric beds from Cooper Green Mercy Health Services pursuant to a purchase agreement. The closing of the purchase transaction is contingent upon the receipt of the necessary approvals from SHPDA. If approved, Gadsden Regional Medical Center will voluntarily relinquish eight acute care beds so that the total licensed beds of 346 will remain the same. Opposition: None

    Approved
  5. AL2013-056, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Tranquility, Madison, County:  Proposes to construct and operate a new 21-station ESRD facility, one of which will be used as an isolation station. Opposition:None

    Approved

II. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations

Reviewability Determinations

RV2013-026, Coosa Valley HomeCare, LLC, d/b/a Coosa Valley HomeCare, requests to relocate the home health agency's administrative offices from 315 W. Hickory St., Sylacauga, AL, to 204 W. 1st St., Sylacauga, AL. 
Status: Non-Reviewable

Pending Reviewability Determinations

RV2013-027, Piedmont Health Care Center, requests to offer physical therapy. 
Status: Pending

RV2013-028, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Anniston, requests to establish and operate a new 10-station  ESRD facility consisting of eight in-center hemodialysis stations, one isolation station, and one home training station in Calhoun County. 
Status: Pending

The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on September 18, 2013.