Nebraska Revised Statute 71-5829.03

Chapter 71 Section 5829.03

71-5829.03.

Certificate of need; activities requiring.

Except as provided in section 71-5830.01, no person, including persons acting for or on behalf of a health care facility, shall engage in any of the following activities without having first applied for and received the necessary certificate of need:

(1) The initial establishment of long-term care beds or rehabilitation beds except as permitted under subdivisions (4) and (5) of this section;

(2) An increase in the long-term care beds of a health care facility by more than ten long-term care beds or more than ten percent of the total long-term care bed capacity of such facility, whichever is less, over a two-year period;

(3) An increase in the rehabilitation beds of a health care facility by more than ten rehabilitation beds or more than ten percent of the total rehabilitation bed capacity of such facility, whichever is less, over a two-year period;

(4) Any initial establishment of long-term care beds through conversion by a hospital of any type of hospital beds to long-term care beds if the total beds converted by the hospital are more than ten beds or more than ten percent of the total bed capacity of such hospital, whichever is less, over a two-year period;

(5) Any initial establishment of rehabilitation beds through conversion by a hospital of any type of hospital beds to rehabilitation beds if the total beds converted by the hospital are more than ten beds or more than ten percent of the total bed capacity of such hospital, whichever is less, over a two-year period; or

(6) Any relocation of rehabilitation beds in Nebraska from one health care facility to another health care facility, except that no certificate of need is required for relocation or transfer of rehabilitation beds from a health care facility to another health care facility owned and operated by the same entity.