The North Carolina State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) is an annual document which contains policies and methodologies used in determining need for new health care facilities and services in North Carolina. The plan also contains background information on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC), on the annual planning cycle, and general policies related to implementing the planning cycle.

The approved plans for 2017 and earlier are available to view, print or download free of charge. If you wish to order a printed copy of the 2017 or earlier plans, please complete the respective order forms (see links below) and submit with your payment.

DISCLAIMER: Please note the North Carolina State Medical Facilities Plan is subject to revision throughout the year. The PDF document on this Internet site will not be revised. However, notices containing updates and changes will be posted on this page. The full text of revisions will be available on-line as they are approved. If bookmarking this site for the plan, or plan chapters, please remember to periodically check for updates.

2017 State Medical Facilities PlanRegarding the 2017 and prior electronic versions of the SMFP, the text and chart content is identical to the printed copies, but conversion to the PDF format sometimes results in page shifting so that page numbers do not always match. However, the order in which the content is presented is identical, but some of the material may be found on either the preceding or next sequential page.

The 2007-2012 SMFPs are available online.