Licensing Fact Sheet
- Must maintain a valid license to provide health care services if required by state law.
- Facility licensing is required to show the sleep facility is complying to local law, regulation and building codes to operate as a health care provider.
- Recent fire inspection reports are acceptable in the absence of a Certificate of Occupancy or Hospital License.
- Business licenses, Business Tax licenses, Certificate Tax licenses, and Articles of Incorporation do not meet the licensing requirement.
- Hospital licenses for hospital based sleep facilities.
- Hospital licenses are acceptable provided the facility is located within the hospital premises and carries the primary address of the hospital, or
- Certificate of Occupancy, or
- Building Permit, or
- A signed letter of attestation from the Facility Director if the state law does not require a license for services.
- All professional staff must maintain a valid unrestricted license within the states where patients are seen, and services are performed, commensurate to the services they perform.
- All technical staff, where required by the state law, are required to maintain a valid unrestricted license.
- Current valid license of all professional staff: MD, DO, PhDs, PA APRNs and RN.
- Current valid license, if required by state, for sleep technicians only: RPSGTs, RSTs, CPSGTs, and RRTs.
Applicable Accreditation Standards
Facilities are to appoint a Facility Director who is board-certified in sleep medicine. This individual may be a MD, DO or PhD.
Facilities must maintain a valid state license to provide health care services. Valid evidence may be a certificate of occupancy and/or a permit to provide services. If the state does not require a license, certificate or permit -a written signed attestation from the Facility Director is required that indicates no such license is required by the state.
- All professional staff (MDs, DOs, PhDs, APRNs, PAs, RN) must maintain unrestricted licenses to perform services in states where patients are seen.
- All technical staff, (RRTs, RST, RPSGTs, non-registered technologists) where required by state law, are required to maintain an unrestricted license.
- Each staff member is to practice within the scope and limits of their individual license.
Key Things to Keep In Mind
- If the sleep facility is located within the hospital premises, the hospital license is acceptable.
- Hospital licenses that include multiple onsite and off-site locations may submit an annex license or other evidence that the off-site locations are included in the hospital license.
- If staff are in the process of obtaining a technical state license, confirmation of submission may be submitted as evidence.
- Current licenses are required to be on site; if the license has expired and the new license has not yet been received – submit the website confirmation.