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Nursing Home Certificate of Need

11. For the duration of the health emergency declared herein, any physical space offered and found to be safe for patient care by a Medicare- or Medicaid-certified and Oklahoma-licensed hospital (including psychiatric and critical access facilities) or skilled nursing facility shall be deemed an annex to a provider's license. State certificate of need requirements for adding beds are waived and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations, including waivers of certain regulations due to COVID-19 emergency, will pre-empt state statutes and rules relating to expanding capacity.

For the duration of Executive Order 2020-12, for any Medicare- or Medicaid­certified and Oklahoma-licensed hospital (including psychiatric and critical access facilities) or skilled nursing facility, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations, including waivers of certain regulations due to COVID-19 emergency, will pre-empt any conflicting state statutes and rules.


Nursing facilities, specialized facilities for developmentally disabled clients, and hospital-based skilled nursing units must be approved or exempted under Oklahoma’s Certificate of Need laws before:

  • Establishing a new facility;
  • Increasing the number of beds at an existing facility;
  • Acquiring ownership or operation of a facility; or
  • Spending $1,000,000 or more on any project.


Law

Long Term Care Certificate of Need Act 63 O.S., Section 1-850 et seq.


Unofficial Certificate of Need Rules

Certificate of Need Hearings OAC 310:4

Standard for Health Care Facility Acquisitions OAC 310:620

Standards for ICF/MR OAC 310:625

Standards for Licensed Nursing Facility Beds OAC 310:630

Temporary Managers OAC 310:675-15


Application Forms

Disclosure Statement ODH Form 614

Standard Review ODH Form 615, Document 1 of 2 (fillable form)

Certificate of Need Application for Exemption of a Management Agreement ODH Form 812

Certificate of Need Application for Exemption of Facility Replacement or Relocation ODH Form 371

Certificate of Need Application for Review of Change of Ownership or Stock Transfer ODH Form 372

Certificate of Need Application for Exemption of a Ten Bed or Ten Percent Expansion of Licensed Capacity ODH Form 372-B


Short Review Form

Facility Acquisition ODH Form 618-N


Reports

Nursing Home Occupancy Reports
        For archive reports, click here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I view or request inspection and licensure records?
A: See 'Related Topics' below.

Q: Where do I make a complaint about nursing home, assisted living, residential care, or adult day care facilities?
A: See 'Related Topics' below.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Health Facility Systems
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8175
Fax: (405) 900-7571
E-mail: healthresources@health.ok.gov

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