Midwifery Birth Centers

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.

To obtain approval to operate a Midwifery Birth Center in New York State, applicants must submit a Full Review Establishment with Construction Certificate of Need (CON) application through the New York State Electronic Certificate of Need (NYSE-CON) system for review and approval.

Guidance Documents