Certificate of Need Rules

The CON application forms authorized by G.S. 131E-182(b) request information from the applicants which is designed to address the review criteria found in G.S. 131E-183(a). It has been determined that rules proposed to be repealed are not needed in order for the agency to determine whether or not an application is conforming to the statutory review criteria. Furthermore, some of the rules proposed to be repealed are too vague and many are outdated. Their effective dates go back as far as 1983. Standards and practices in the health care industry that were appropriate in the 1980's and 90's are not the best, most current practices today. The rules proposed to be repealed also place an unnecessary burden on applicants and increase the complexity of litigation which has a cost to the Department and the applicants.