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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 198

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  198.644.  Agency criteria — revocation and nonrenewal of registration, when — appeal procedure. — 1.  Each registered supplemental health care services agency shall be required, as a condition of registration, to meet the following minimum criteria, which may be supplemented by rules promulgated by the department:

  (1)  Provide to the health care facility to which any temporary health care personnel are supplied documentation that each health care personnel meets all licensing or certification requirements for the position in which the health care personnel will be working and documentation that each health care personnel meets all training and continuing education standards for the position in which the health care personnel will be working for the type of facility or entity with which the health care personnel is placed in compliance with any federal, state, or local requirements;

  (2)  Comply with all pertinent requirements relating to the health and other qualifications of personnel employed in health care facilities, including requirements related to background checks in sections 192.2490 and 192.2495;

  (3)  Not restrict in any manner the employment opportunities of its health care personnel;

  (4)  Carry, or require the health care personnel to carry, and provide proof of medical malpractice insurance to insure against loss, damages, or expenses incident to a claim arising out of the death or injury of any person as the result of negligence or malpractice in the provision of health care services by the agency or by any health care personnel of the agency;

  (5)  Maintain, and provide proof of, insurance coverage for workers' compensation for all health care personnel provided or procured by the agency or, if the health care personnel provided or procured by the agency are independent contractors, require occupational accident insurance;

  (6)  Refrain in any contract with any health care personnel or health care facility from requiring the payment of liquidated damages, employment fees, or other compensation should the health care personnel be hired as a permanent employee of a health care facility;

  (7)  (a)  Submit a report to the department on a quarterly basis for each health care facility participating in Medicare or Medicaid with which the agency contracts that includes all of the following:

  a.  A detailed list of the average amount charged to the health care facility for each individual health care personnel category; and

  b.  A detailed list of the average amount paid by the agency to health care personnel in each individual health care personnel category.

  (b)  Such reports shall be considered closed records under section 610.021, provided that the department shall annually prepare reports of aggregate data that does not identify any data specific to any supplemental health care services agency;

  (8)  Retain all records for ten calendar years in a manner to allow them to be immediately available to the department;

  (9)  Provide services to a health care facility during the year preceding the agency's registration renewal date;

  (10)  Indemnify and hold harmless a health care facility for any damages, sanctions, or civil monetary penalties that are proximately caused by an action or failure to act of any health care personnel the agency provides to the health care facility; provided that the amount for which the supplemental health care services agency may be liable to a health care facility for civil monetary penalties and sanctions shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars for civil monetary penalties and sanctions that may be assessed against skilled nursing facilities by the United States Department of Health and Human Services or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  If the damages, sanctions, or civil monetary penalties are proximately caused by the negligence, action, or failure to act by the health care facility, then liability shall be determined by a percentage of fault and shall be the sole responsibility of the party against whom such determination is made.  Such determinations shall be made by the agreement of the parties or a neutral third party who considers all of the relevant factors in making a determination.

  2.  Failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall subject the supplemental health care services agency to revocation or nonrenewal of its registration.

  3.  The registration of a supplemental health care services agency that knowingly supplies to a health care facility a person with an illegally or fraudulently obtained or issued diploma, registration, license, certificate, or background study shall be revoked by the department upon fifteen days' advance written notice.

  4.  (1)  Any supplemental health care services agency whose registration has been suspended or revoked may appeal the department's decision to the administrative hearing commission under the provisions of chapter 621.

  (2)  If a controlling person has been notified by the department that the supplemental health care services agency will not receive an initial registration or that a renewal of the registration has been denied, the controlling person or a legal representative on behalf of the agency may request and receive a hearing on the denial before the administrative hearing commission under the provisions of chapter 621.

  5.  (1)  The controlling person of a supplemental health care services agency whose registration has not been renewed or has been revoked because of noncompliance with the provisions of sections 198.640 to 198.648 shall not be eligible to apply for or receive a registration for five years following the effective date of the nonrenewal or revocation.

  (2)  The department shall not issue or renew a registration to a supplemental health care services agency if a controlling person includes any individual or entity that was a controlling person of an agency whose registration was not renewed or was revoked as described in subdivision (1) of this subsection for five years following the effective date of nonrenewal or revocation.

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(L. 2022 S.B. 710)


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