certificate of need


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certificate of need

 (CON)
a document issued by a health systems agency or local health planning agency, giving formal permission for construction and modification of health agencies, major equipment expenditures, or new health services. An institution or individual health care provider can apply for such a certificate.

certificate of need

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CON

A declaration from a government planning agency indicating that the construction or alteration of an existing health facility is justified. Designed initially in the 1970s to prevent the construction of duplicate health care facilities in local or regional markets, some analysts have suggested that CONs have instead defended existing hospitals from unwanted competition.
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Another proposed change would eliminate the "Portland rule," which allows hospitals in the Portland metro area to move anywhere in the city without going through a certificate of need process.
For example, a hospital's decision to outsource billing services or share a Human Resources department with another hospital may be subject to Certificate of Need review.
No privately owned hospitals - who might have wanted to treat those patients themselves - have objected to the issuing of a certificate of need for the Junction City hospital.
s request for a certificate of need for a 10 million cubic-yard expansion.
The merger will require approval from several regulatory agencies, including the Washington Department of Health's Certificate of Need program.
29 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature Hospital Corporation announced today the filing of its Certificate of Need Application for the acquisition of St.
If a certificate of need is required, this time-consuming approval should be addressed first and will drive the timetable for closing the transaction.
The state application is for a certificate of need, to make sure services won't duplicate other services in the area.
The purchaser has a New Jersey Health Department Certificate of Need for the assisted living facility, and our client is an affiliate of the purchaser.
North Delta Neighbors will ask an administrative law judge to overturn the Certificate of Need approved for the hospital project by the state Department of Human Services.
The five hospitals that initiated the action -- Botsford General Hospital, Trinity Health-Michigan, Covenant Medical Center, William Beaumont Hospital and Mount Clemens General Hospital -- amended their filing with the Ingham County Circuit Court, in which the court was asked to find unconstitutional portions of Public Act 619 that allow the initiation of new hospitals without obtaining a Certificate of Need (CON).

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