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A Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institution (RNHCI) is a tax-exempted religious organizations that provides nonmedical nursing items and services to beneficiaries who choose to rely solely upon a religious method of healing, and for whom the acceptance of medical services would be inconsistent with their religious beliefs.
RNHCIs furnish nonmedical items and services exclusively through nonmedical nursing personnel who are experienced in caring for the physical needs of nonmedical patients (e.g., assistance with activities of daily living; assistance in moving, positioning, and ambulation; nutritional needs; and comfort and support measures). They also furnish nonmedical items and services to inpatients on a 24-hour basis. They do not furnish patients, on the basis of religious beliefs, through its personnel or otherwise, medical items and services (including any medical screening, examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, or the administration of drugs).