Construction applies to any facility that is currently licensed under the Healthcare Facility Licensure Act, or that will be licensed under the Healthcare Facility Licensure Act once the construction is completed. All construction for a licensed healthcare facility must meet the physical plant requirements for that specific facility type and must be approved by the Department prior to use and occupancy by the public per regulation.
Construction means a facility or distinct part of a facility in which services are to be provided, which is enlarged, remodeled, or altered in any fashion, or is built from the ground up. Minor projects such as repairing or replacing existing materials do not fall under these requirements.
A healthcare practitioner facility as defined under the Health Facility Licensure Act
is not required
to submit construction plans as they are not required to be licensed facilities.
The facility as the licensee is responsible for submitting all of the construction documents.