Pre-Opening Survey Process

  • After “All-Contingencies Satisfied” letter is received, provider contacts and advises DOH regional office of facility’s Target Opening Date and/or start of construction. See link to Title 10 (Section 710.9 – On-Site Inspection)
  • Facility Contacts DOH Regional Office (RO) to Schedule a Survey
  • RO Sends Acknowledgement to Facility
  • RO Follows up with Facility for Scheduling Updates
    • Environmental Documentation Checklist (EDC) Submission Requirements Reviewed - EDC checklist
  • Facility Submits All Required Documents to RO
    • Incomplete and missing documentation may delay Survey Date!
    • To avoid rescheduling survey, submit all documents identified as missing or requiring completion
    • Refer to EDC for list of required documentation; Consult with RO staff as needed - EDC checklist
  • RO Sends Confirmation Correspondence of Survey Date
  • RO Conducts Survey
    • Survey Findings will be communicated to providers for corrections
    • All Survey Findings will need to be corrected for Project Approval
    • See Common Findings
  • RO Approves Project for Opening
  • CON Process is Completed and the Project Status is Marked as CLOSED in NYSECON unless otherwise notified. If project results in an operating certificate change, the provider will receive a revised operating certificate.

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