The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Community and Health Systems issues licenses to nursing homes, county medical care facilities and hospital long term care units.
A "Nursing Home" is a nursing care facility, including a county medical care facility, that provides organized nursing care and medical treatment to 7 or more unrelated individuals suffering or recovering from illness, injury, or infirmity.
A “Hospital Long-Term Care Unit” is a nursing care facility, owned and operated by and as part of a hospital, providing organized nursing care and medical treatment to 7 or more unrelated individuals suffering or recovering from illness, injury, or infirmity.
A nursing home, county medical care facility or hospital long term care unit that is state licensed can be federally certified to participate in Medicare/Medicaid.
A. NAME OF LICENSE OR APPROVAL:
Health Facility License – Nursing Home, County Medical Care Facility, or Hospital Long Term Care Unit
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended (Michigan Public Health Code)
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
D. SUMMARY OF LICENSE/APPROVAL PROCESS:
1. Applicability (activities that require the license)
Offering inpatient nursing care services to residents.
2. Pre-Application Requirements
Medical staff ready to start, policies and procedures established to offer nursing services, supplies and equipment ready, etc.
3. Application Submission Requirements
4. Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
To be state licensed as a nursing home, county medical care facility or hospital long term care unit, a provider must first receive Certificate of Need, Health Facilities Engineering and Fire Safety approvals. A provider also must submit an application for state licensure. After confirmation of the necessary approvals, a pre-licensure inspection will be conducted by the State Licensing Section. If the applicant is in compliance with the Code and applicable rules, a license will be issued and a post-licensure inspection will be conducted. Once licensed, the department will conduct routine inspections and complaint investigations as required.
5. Operational Requirements
Facility ready for occupancy and license.
$500 annual license fee plus $3 per bed (after the first 100 beds). There is a $2,000 application fee for initial licensure.
7. Appeal Process
8. Public Input Opportunities
E. Contact Information:
Contact the Bureau of Community and Health Systems at 517-241-1970.