Section 22-4-9

Health systems agencies.

The health systems agencies designated by the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, in coordination with the Governor, shall provide those functions accorded to them in Section 1513 of PL 93-641 (42 U.S.C. §3001-2) for their designated health service areas and coordinate their efforts with the State Board of Health and the Statewide Health Coordinating Council in all planning activities. The activities include:

(1) The gathering and analysis of suitable data;

(2) The establishment of a regional health systems plan and an annual implementation plan;

(3) The provision of technical assistance and/or limited financial assistance to those seeking to implement provisions of the plans;

(4) The coordination of activities with the PSRO and other appropriate planning and regulatory bodies;

(5) The review and approval or disapproval of applications for federal funds for health programs within their areas;

(6) Assistance to the State Board of Health in the performance of capital expenditure reviews;

(7) Assistance to the State Board of Health in making findings as to the need for new institutional health services proposed to be offered in their areas;

(8) Assistance to the State Board of Health in reviewing existing institutional health services offered with respect to the continuing appropriateness of such services; and

(9) Presentation annually of recommendations to the State Board of Health regarding projects for the modernization, construction and conversion of medical facilities in their areas.

(Acts 1975, No. 1197, p. 2365, §10.)