Certificate of public need; exempting certain facilities from the requirement of obtaining. (HB381)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exempting certain facilities from the requirement of a certificate of public need. Exempts certain existing facilities engaged in the early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease using noninvasive screening and outpatient coronary arteriography located in the City of Richmond from the requirement of obtaining a certificate of public need for the addition of a computer tomography (CT) scanner for cardiac imaging and diagnosis. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083101664
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB381)
02/05/2008Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (7-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)


Shelton Thomas writes:

I am very much in favor of repeal of the COPN laws but am concerned about a specific carve out for a specific institution or geographic region. I am in favor of a repeal of COPN for all groups and regions.