Maine Revised Statutes

§330. Exceptions

Notwithstanding section 329, the requirements of this Act do not apply with respect to: [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]

1. Healing through prayer.  A health care facility operated by a religious group relying solely on spiritual means through prayer for healing;
[ 2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Activities; acquisitions.  Activities or acquisitions by or on behalf of a health maintenance organization or a health care facility controlled, directly or indirectly, by a health maintenance organization or combination of health maintenance organizations to the extent mandated by the National Health Policy, Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974, as amended, and its accompanying regulations;
[ 2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Home health care services.  Home health care services offered by a home health care provider;
[ 2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Hospice.  Hospice services and programs;
[ 2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW) .]
5. Assisted living. 
[ 2003, c. 510, Pt. B, §6 (RP) .]
5-A. Assisted housing.  Assisted housing programs and services regulated under chapter 1664;
[ 2003, c. 510, Pt. A, §15 (NEW) .]
6. Existing capacity.  The use by an ambulatory surgical facility licensed on January 1, 1998 of capacity in existence on January 1, 1998; and
[ 2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW) .]
7. Critical access hospitals.  Conversion by a critical access hospital or a hospital in the process of becoming a critical access hospital of licensed acute care beds to hospital swing beds.
[ 2003, c. 621, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW). 2003, c. 510, §§A15,B6 (AMD). 2003, c. 621, §1 (AMD).