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SECTION 2803-L
Community service plans
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28
§ 2803-l. Community service plans. 1. The governing body of a
voluntary non-profit general hospital must issue an organizational
mission statement identifying at a minimum the populations and
communities served by the hospital and the hospital's commitment to
meeting the health care needs of the community.

2. The governing body must at least every three years:

(i) review and amend as necessary the hospital mission statement;

(ii) solicit the views of the communities served by the hospital on
such issues as the hospital's performance and service priorities;

(iii) demonstrate the hospital's operational and financial commitment
to meeting community health care needs, to provide charity care services
and to improve access to health care services by the underserved; and

(iv) prepare and make available to the public a statement showing on a
combined basis a summary of the financial resources of the hospital and
related corporations and the allocation of available resources to
hospital purposes including the provision of free or reduced charge
services.

3. The governing body must at least annually prepare and make
available to the public an implementation report regarding the
hospital's performance in meeting the health care needs of the
community, providing charity care services, and improving access to
health care services by the underserved.

4. The governing body shall file with the commissioner its mission
statement, its annual implementation report, and at least every three
years a report detailing amendments to the statement and reflecting
changes in the hospital's operational and financial commitment to
meeting the health care needs of the community, providing charity care
services, and improving access to health care services by the
underserved.