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Certificate of Need

The Kentucky certificate of need process prevents the proliferation of health care facilities, health services and major medical equipment that increase the cost of quality health care in the commonwealth.

Diona G. Mullins, Policy Advisor
Office of Health Policy
275 E. Main St., 4W-E
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-9592
Fax: 502-564-0302



On Aug. 13, 2015, the Office of Health Policy filed the 900 KAR 5:020 State Health Plan for facilities and services (amended after comments) regulation. View the regulation

View the Statement of Consideration and a red-line version of the State Health Plan (amended after comments) incorporated by reference in the administrative regulation.

Comments received on the proposed State Health Plan may be viewed on the OHP CON modernization webpage.

On July 8, 2015, the Office of Health Policy filed proposed amendments to the following regulations with LRC:

900 KAR 6:075. Certificate of need nonsubstantive review.

900 KAR 6:070. Certificate of need considerations for formal review.

900 KAR 6:090. Certificate of need filing, hearing, and show cause hearing.

900 KAR 6:055. Certificate of need forms.

The following CON forms are being amended:

OHP - Form 2A, Certificate of Need Application

OHP - Form 8, Certificate of Need Six Month Progress Report

OHP Form 9, Notice of Intent to Acquire a Health Facility or Health Service

OHP - Form 10B, Notice of Termination or Reduction of a Health Service or Reduction of Bed Capacity

A public hearing on these regulations shall, if requested, be held on Aug. 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. in Auditorium Suite A, Health Services Building, First Floor, 275 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40621. Individuals interested in attending this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by Aug. 14, 2015, five workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to  attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. You may submit written comments regarding this proposed administrative regulation until close of business Aug. 31, 2015. Send written notification of intent to attend the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation by e-mail, fax to 502-564-7573 or send via postal mail to:  

Tricia Orme
Office of Legal Services
275 E. Main St. 5 W-B
Frankfort, KY  40601

Reference Materials

2013 - 2015 State Health Plan (January 2014)

Office of Health Policy Health Facility and Services Utilization Reports

State Health Plan Calculations for Home Health (Rev. Aug. 27, 2015)

State Health Plan Calculations for Hospice (July 3, 2013)

State Health Calculations for Psychiatric Beds (Rev. Oct. 14, 2013)

State Health Plan Calculations for Long Term Care (July 11, 2013)

Batching Cycle/Timetable 

CON Capital Expenditure Minimums Adjustment

Population Estimates and Projections

2010 to 2050 Projections of Total Population by Age and Sex State ADDs and Counties (State Data Center May 1, 2014)

2010 Census with 2012 Estimate by Single Year of Age and Gender (State Data Center May 1, 2014)

2010 Census with 2012 Estimate by Age Groups and Race (State Data Center May 1, 2014)


Last Updated 9/2/2015