Health Planning Committee of the Public Health and Health Planning Council Proposes Significant Certificate of Need Redesign

The Health Planning Committee of the Public Health and Health Planning Council is proposing a significant Certificate of Need (“CON”) redesign. The Committee and Council are expected to make twenty-two (22) recommendations to the Department of Health next week, affecting the CON process.  Five of the recommendations refer to an initiative to shift towards regional […]

PHHPC Focuses on Cost-Savings in CON Streamlining

On Wednesday, May 24, the Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”) met to further discuss the streamlining of the Certificate of Need (“CON”) process in New York State. The PHHPC produced documents that explain the mission and vision for the CON, as well as a report of its recommendations for streamlining the CON program.  Over […]

NYS Department of Health to Streamline CON Approval Process

The Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) announced on Thursday, May 10, that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) will begin to streamline its process for approving Certificates of Need (CON).  The Committee was careful to note that this plan is still evolving—it is not yet clear how the cost and financial […]

New York Legislature Passes Certificate of Need Reform Bill

On Friday, June 17, 2011, the New York State Assembly approved the Certificate of Need (“CON”) reform bill (A7665B), which already passed the Senate two weeks ago. The bill now rests on Governor Cuomo’s desk for signature. The CON reform bill eliminates the requirement for prior approval of many categories of facility repair and maintenance construction projects, […]