Invitation to July 23, 2008 Meeting on Proposed CON Process Reforms
June 19, 2008
Dear [stakeholder name]:
We are writing to invite your organization to make a presentation to the Planning Committee of the State Hospital Review and Planning Council (SHRPC) concerning your organization's proposed reforms to the certificate of need (CON) process. Members of the other SHRPC committees, as well as members of the Public Health Council have also been invited to participate. The meeting will take place on July 23 between 1:00 and 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 6 on the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany. As the date approaches, and the list of presenters is finalized, we will try to provide you with the approximate time of your presentation.
The Department of Health is currently evaluating the CON process in an effort to ensure that our process facilitates the appropriate alignment of health care resources with community needs and avoids another forced downsizing of the delivery system. Our goal is the development of a patient-centered, high performing health care delivery system – in other words, a system that offers accessible, affordable, high-quality and cost-effective care in settings that are appropriate to the needs and preferences of health care consumers. Further, a high performing health care delivery system contributes not only to individual health, but also the health of the community as a whole.
This meeting provides stakeholders with an opportunity to present focused and substantive recommendations regarding CON reform and Council members with an opportunity to hear ideas and recommendations from a variety of stakeholders. Presentations are by invitation only and will be limited to 10 minutes in duration, including responses to questions from Council members. Please complete the attached reply form and e-mail it to Lisa Thomson at email@example.com or mail it to her at: If you have any questions about administrative arrangements please call Ms. Thomson at (518) 402-0964. Thank you in advance for your time. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely yours,
1. Projects, Services and Equipment Subject to Review
2. Local Planning and Public Notice
3. Migration of Services
4. CON Submission and Review Process
Office of Health Systems Management
433 River Street, suit 303
Troy, NY 12180
Chair, SHRPC Planning Committee
Vice-Chair, SHRPC Planning Committee
Please complete the attached reply form and e-mail it to Lisa Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to her at:NYS Department of Health
If you have any questions about administrative arrangements please call Ms. Thomson at (518) 402-0964. Thank you in advance for your time. We look forward to hearing from you.