Certificate of Need Program
The Certificate of Need Program (CON) ensures the public access to quality, long-term care services by requiring review and approval of activities involving long-term care beds.
The following activities require Certificate of Need review and approval:
- The development of a new long-term care facility.
Except for the applications filed under Section 3702.593, Ohio Revised Code, a Certificate of Need application form may be filed with the Department of Health at any
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Applications for the relocation of long term care beds to a county with fewer long term care beds than needed under Section 3702.593, Ohio Revised Code, may only be filed during the month of July in the specified years.
A decision on a Certificate of Need application is generally rendered within four to six months of receipt.
Section 3702.54, Ohio Revised Code, provides for the Director of Health to impose a civil money fine for carrying out a reviewable activity without receiving Certificate of Need approval and may refuse to accept for review any application for subsequent reviewable activities for one to three years. Section 3702.52(G), Ohio Revised Code, provides that the Director of Health may withdraw Ceritficates of Need. Section 3702.525, Ohio Revised Code, provides that the Certificate of Need expires if the project has not been timely obligated in accordance with that section.
CON application files may be reviewed only by scheduling an appointment with the CON program.