Certificate of public need; psychiatric beds and facilities. (SB330)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; psychiatric beds and facilities. Removes mental hospitals and psychiatric hospitals and intermediate care facilities established primarily for the medical, psychiatric, or psychological treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with substance abuse from the list of medical care facilities for which a certificate of public need is required prior to initiation of a project. The bill makes clear that only facilities licensed as hospitals by the Department of Health are subject to certificate of public need requirements; removes from the definition of project the addition of a new psychiatric or substance abuse treatment service and conversion of beds in an existing medical care facility to psychiatric beds; and prohibits the conversion in an existing medical care facility of psychiatric beds to non-psychiatric beds. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102763D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB330)
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Certificate of Public Need
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB330)
02/06/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)