Certificate of public need; requirements before commencing a project. (HB688)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need program. Repeals the requirement for a certificate of public need before commencing a project involving a medical care facility and creates a new permitting process for categories of facilities and projects exempted from the certificate of public need process that requires the Commissioner of Health to issue a permit and requires the Commissioner to condition a permit (i) on the agreement of the applicant to provide a specified level of care at a reduced rate to indigents, accept patients requiring specialized care, or facilitate the development and operation of primary medical care services in designated medically underserved areas of the applicant's service area or (ii) on compliance of the applicant with quality of care standards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102503D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Subcommittee #3
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #3
01/14/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions