Certificate of Need

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Certificate of Need (CON) is a state regulation requiring health practitioners to obtain prior approval from state regulators before offering certain medical equipment, such as MRIs and CT scanners, for use by patients.

This is an unverified list of states that do and do not require a Certificate of Need as of 2005. Check with an attorney on the current law in your state.

States requiring a Certificate of Need (as of 2005):[1][2]


Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Also, the District of Columbia requires a Certificate of Need


States not requiring a Certificate of Need (as of 2005):


Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Indiana
Kansas
Minnesota
New Mexico
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Wyoming


References

  1. Map and list as of September 2007 of Certificate of Need states
  2. detailed list of state-by-state requirements as of 2003
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