§ 131E-267.  Fees for departmental review of licensed health care facility or Medical Care Commission bond-financed construction projects.

(a)        The Department of Health and Human Services shall charge a fee for the review of each health care facility construction project to ensure that project plans and construction are in compliance with State law. The fee shall be charged on a one-time, per-project basis as provided in this section. In no event may a fee imposed under this section exceed two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for any single project. The first seven hundred twelve thousand six hundred twenty-six dollars ($712,626) in fees collected under this section shall remain in the Division of Health Service Regulation. Additional fees collected shall be credited to the General Fund as nontax revenue and are intended to offset rather than replace appropriations made for this purpose.

(b)        The fee imposed for the review of a hospital construction project varies depending upon the square footage of the project:

Over                                Up To                                               Project Fee

0                                       5,000                            $1,500 plus $0.25 per square foot

5,000                                10,000                          $3,000 plus $0.25 per square foot

10,000                              20,000                          $4,500 plus $0.45 per square foot

20,000                              NA                               $6,000 plus $0.45 per square foot

(c)        The fee imposed for the review of a nursing home construction project varies depending upon the square footage of the project:

Over                                Up To                                               Project Fee

0                                       2,000                            $250.00 plus $0.15 per square foot

2,000                                NA                               $500.00 plus $0.25 per square foot

(d)       The fee imposed for the review of an ambulatory surgical facility construction project varies depending upon the square footage of the project:

Over                                Up To                                               Project Fee

0                                       2,000                            $200.00 plus $0.15 per square foot

2,000                                NA                               $400.00 plus $0.25 per square foot

(e)        The fee imposed for the review of a psychiatric hospital construction project varies depending upon the square footage of the project:

Over                                Up To                                               Project Fee

0                                       5,000                            $750.00 plus $0.25 per square foot

5,000                                10,000                          $1,500.00 plus $0.25 per square foot

10,000                              20,000                          $2,250.00 plus $0.45 per square foot

20,000                              NA                               $3,000.00 plus $0.45 per square foot

(f)        The fee imposed for the review of an adult care home construction project varies depending upon the square footage of the project:

Over                                Up To                                               Project Fee

0                                       2,000                            $175.00 plus $0.10 per square foot

2,000                                NA                               $350.00 plus $0.20 per square foot

(g)        The fee imposed for the review of the following residential construction projects is:

Residential Project                                             Project Fee

Family Care Homes                                             $225.00 flat fee

ICF/MR Group Homes                                         $350.00 flat fee

Group Homes: 1-3 beds                                       $125.00 flat fee

Group Homes: 4-6 beds                                       $225.00 flat fee

Group Homes: 7-9 beds                                       $275.00 flat fee

Adult Day Care

Overnight Respite Facility                               $225.00 flat fee

Adult Day Health

Overnight Respite Facility                               $225.00 flat fee

Other residential:

More than 9 beds                                             $275.00 plus $0.15 per square foot of

                                                                         project space.  (2003-284, s. 34.11(a); 2005-276, s. 41.2(j); 2006-66, s. 10.22; 2007-323, s. 30.5(a); 2008-107, s. 29.5(a); 2015-241, s. 12G.3(c).)