We process a lot of regulatory changes in the course of business, across both the state and federal landscape. Usually, the more voluminous changes come from the federal level — but a recent new state regulation from Michigan really stood out.
At over 50 pages, titled “Licensing for Health Facilities or Agencies”, it is one of the longer state regulations that has come through our process. The average state document tends to be a couple of pages long and is often simply an amendment to existing rules. This Michigan reg bucks the norm — which just goes to show that, even in the face of a global pandemic, the regulatory world keeps turning.
Essentially, this new reg creates a whole new 10-part set of rules. While the overall regulation involves licensing for facilities, the parts involved touch a wide variety of areas and departments within a healthcare organization. Administrative and patient records, HR, facility maintenance and upkeep, patient rights, security, and outpatient surgical facilities — you name it, this regulation applies to it.
Our expert team broke the regulation down into 9 requirements, written in easy-to-understand terms, to clearly define how the regulation impacts hospitals and what needs to be done to comply. Breaking down a large regulation this way allows us to:
- Pinpoint the individual areas of an organization being affected,
- Tune in to specific issues involved with each functional area of an organization, and
- Ensure an easy-to-understand business requirement is the result.
From 50 pages to 9 clear business requirements, each directed at a particular area of the hospital. No need for any youCompli customer to read this monster regulation — once you log in to the system, we’ll take you through what you need to know, and what steps you need to take to comply.
Want us to do the same for your organization and the regulations you’re managing? Set up a quick meeting here and let’s get started.