Certificate of Need

Important Notice

Effective January 1, 2012, all Limited Review and CON applications must be submitted via the electronic Certificate of Need system (NYSE-CON). The Department of Health is no longer accepting paper applications.

Expedited Review Process for HRSA-Funded FQHC Projects

New York's Certificate of Need (CON) process governs establishment, construction, renovation and major medical equipment acquisitions of health care facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and diagnostic and treatment centers.

The objectives of the CON process are to promote delivery of high quality health care and ensure that services are aligned with community need. CON provides the Department of Health oversight in limiting investment in duplicate beds, services and medical equipment which, in turn, limits associated health care costs.