The North Carolina State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) is an annual document that 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 current and prior years are available to view, print or download free of charge. If you wish to order a printed copy of the current or earlier plans, please complete the respective order form(s) (see links below) and submit with your payment.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the SMFP is subject to revision throughout the year. Updates and changes will be posted on this page. If bookmarking this site, please remember to periodically check for updates.

2018 State Medical Facilities PlanThe contents of the electronic versions of the SMFP are identical to the printed documents, but conversion to the PDF format causes the page numbers to differ between the two versions.

SMFPs going back to 2007 are available online.