Register February 2017 No. 734
Chapter DHS 127
RURAL MEDICAL CENTERS
Subchapter I — General
Authority, purpose and applicability.
Compliance with laws.
Inspections and investigations.
Consolidated survey requirement.
Violations and penalties.
Waivers and variances.
Subchapter II — Program and Operational Standards
Nursing home services.
Home health services.
Critical access hospital services.
Rural health clinic services.
Rehabilitation, outpatient physical therapy and outpatient occupational therapy services.
Ambulatory surgery center services.
End-stage renal disease services.
DHS 127.01 Authority, purpose and applicability. DHS 127.01(1)(1)
This chapter is promulgated under the authority of s. 50.51 (2)
, Stats., to establish standards for the construction, maintenance and operation of rural medical centers for the purposes of:
Facilitating access to quality health care in rural communities.
Promoting the development of integrated health care services in rural communities in a manner that does all of the following:
Promotes flexibility and ease of diversification in service delivery.
This chapter applies to all entities that meet the definition of rural medical center in s. DHS 127.02 (21)
and apply to be licensed under this chapter.
DHS 127.01 History
Cr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518
, eff. 3-1-99;
correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637
DHS 127.02 Definitions.
In this chapter:
“Adverse action" means an action initiated by a state or federal agency, based on the licensee's noncompliance in the operation of health care services, that resulted in civil money penalties, suspension of payments, the appointment of temporary management, denial, suspension or revocation of licensure or termination or nonrenewal of provider participation under medicaid or medicare.
“Applicant" means a person or persons who apply for a license to operate a rural medical center, who ultimately will be responsible for the operation of the rural medical center and legally responsible for decisions and liabilities related to the rural medical center. If a corporation, “applicant" means each person serving as director as indicated under ss. 180.0202 (2) (a)
and 181.0202 (2) (a)
, Stats. If a partnership, “applicant" means persons identified in s. 178.0102 (11)
, Stats. If a limited partnership, “applicant" means persons identified in ch. 179, Stats.
If a limited liability company, “applicant" means each person organizing the company as identified under s. 183.0202 (5)
“Department" means the Wisconsin department of health services.
“Good standing" means that the applicant has a history of compliance with state and federal statutes, regulations and rules that promote the provision of quality care to patients and residents.
“Health care services" or “services" means any of the following: