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Tennessee Health Services And Facilities Report: May 2016 Newsletter

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (CON) is a permit for the...more

Mississippi CON Report

1. Mississippi Certificate of Need Meetings during April 2016 - During the April 28, 2016, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and...more

Tennessee Governor Signs Certificate of Need Changes into Law

Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam, has signed legislation that will significantly change the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws. The changes include revised requirements for multiple services regulated by CON, including...more

Tennessee Legislature Passes Sweeping Changes to CON Law

On April 20, 2016, the Tennessee House and Senate completed final actions to pass legislation that makes significant modifications to the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws. The legislation, SB1842/HB1730 was sponsored by...more

Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. AL2016-008, EAMC Lanier, LLC, Valley, AL: Proposes to renovate a space for the conversion of seventeen (17) acute care beds to seventeen (17) inpatient rehabilitation beds, which was...more

Mississippi CON Report

I. Mississippi Certificate of Need Meetings During March 2016 - During the March 31, 2016, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and...more

It’s the CON Season in North Carolina – Is Your Petition Ready?

Can your organization satisfy an unmet need by bringing a new health care resource into a North Carolina community? If your organization perceives a need that has not been recognized by our State’s health planners, now is...more

Tennessee CON Report

I. February 2016—Tennessee Certificate of Need Meeting - At the February meeting of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, Elizabeth Jones announced that the Standards for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...more

COPN Reform Efforts Delayed

Few legislative issues during the 2016 General Assembly have garnered more attention in the health care community than the efforts to reform Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need (“COPN”) process. Despite considerable effort...more

Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. AL2016-006, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Fairhope, AL: Proposes to relocate the existing USA Medical Center Fairhope Outpatient Department to new leased space...more

Mississippi CON Report

I. Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting on March 3, 2016 - During the March 3, 2016, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and...more

Mississippi CON Report

I. Mississippi Certificate of Need Meetings During January 2016 - During the January 28, 2016, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis...more

Georgia General Assembly Once Again Considered CON Repeal

A bill introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly sought to eliminate the state’s Certificate of Need (“CON”) program, which has been in place since 1979. The CON program’s goals are: “(1) to measure and define...more

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy Establishes Certificate of Need Task Force and Places Temporary Moratorium on Certain...

On February 25, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued Executive Order No. 51 (Executive Order), which establishes a taskforce (Taskforce) to study and provide recommendations on the state’s certificate of need...more

Tennessee CON Report

I. January 2016—Tennessee Certificate of Need Meeting - At the January meeting of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, Jeff Ockerman announced that the Standards for Psychiatric Inpatient Services and...more

FTC and DOJ Take Aim at State Certificate of Need Laws

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) released their formal recommendation that South Carolina repeal its certificate of need (CON) law regulating...more

Alabama CON Report

I. SHPDA Administrative Report - Contested Cases - AL2015-039, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Decatur: Proposes to construct and operate a new twenty (20) station End Stage...more

Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need Law is Here to Stay (For Now)

Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need (“COPN”) law has been the subject of considerable debate in the General Assembly, in the media, and in federal court. At least for now, the discussion at the judicial level has ended,...more

Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. Project Modification - AL2015-014, The Heath Care Authority of Cullman County d/b/a Cullman Regional Medical Center, Inc., Cullman, AL: Proposes to relicense thirty (30) acute care...more

Mississippi CON Report

I. Mississippi Certificate of Need Meetings During November and December 2015 - No Certificate of Need meetings were held during November and December 2015. The next Certificate of Need meeting is scheduled for January...more

FTC Brushes Aside AG, Regulators to Attack Local Hospital Merger

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continued its relentless focus on combinations in the healthcare industry last month when it filed an administrative complaint challenging a merger of two West Virginia hospitals, In the...more

Final 2016 SMFP Need Determinations

The 2016 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) was approved by Governor McCrory on December 15, 2015, and has been issued effective January 1, 2016. It includes several need determinations of interest to hospitals. These...more

Proposed CON and Reporting Rules in the Works at DHHS - Corridors January 2016

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) has recently proposed changes to the rules governing health service facilities, including hospitals. The Department’s Healthcare Planning and Certificate of...more

Mississippi CON Report - October 2015

I. October 2015 – Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - During the October 29, 2015, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and...more

FTC Challenges Hospital Merger Despite Conduct Remedy Accepted by State AG

Last week the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) issued an administrative complaint challenging the merger of two West Virginia hospitals that had earlier been cleared by the state’s Attorney General (“W.V. AG”)...more

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