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

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2007Committee
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