Certificate of Need

Amendments to 10 NYCRR Section 710.1

Effective September 6, 2017, Section 710.1 of Title 10 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) was revised with the following changes:

  • Revised Application Project Cost Review Level Thresholds for Hospitals**
  • Revised Construction Notice submission Thresholds
  • HIT projects are now eligible to be submitted as Construction Notices

The following may be helpful in determining the correct application type.

**Review Level Thresholds are only one component in determining the correct application type to be submitted. Please consult Section 710.1 to determine, for individual projects, the correct application type/review level.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please email cons@health.ny.gov

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.