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 It has been determined that two of the rules proposed to be repealed, 10A NCAC 14C .3201 and .3203, are inconsistent with the State Medical Facilities Plan and are not needed in order for the agency to determine whether or not an application is conforming to the statutory review criteria. Furthermore, four of the rules proposed to be repealed are unnecessary or outdated, 10A NCAC 14C .0103, .0201, .0401 and .0403. The rules proposed to be repealed also place an unnecessary burden on applicants and increase the complexity of litigation which has a cost to the Department and the applicants.