Certificate of public need; eliminates regional health planning agencies therefrom. (HB2155)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of Public Need. Eliminates regional health planning agencies from the Certificate of Public Need (COPN) review process; exempts all equipment valued at less than $500,000 from the requirement of a COPN; increases the review threshold for capital expenditures; streamlines the approval process by increasing the number of facilities and services for which the Commissioner may issue COPNs in response to a request for applications only; creates a reporting requirement in 32.1-102.4, requiring facilities holding a certificate to report specified information related to patient and charity care volumes, expenditures, and revenues and establishes penalties for failure to report; allows the Department to refuse to accept an application that is not complete for a current review cycle; and makes other changes to streamline the COPN review and approval process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077607440
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2155)
01/30/2007Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions