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.
Certificate of Need
275 E. Main St., 4W-E
Frankfort, KY 40621
For general questions or assistance, please call the number listed above or email the Office of Health Policy.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
Effective March 31, the 2017 update to the 2015 - 2017 State Health Plan is effective. (See reference materials below for a link to the revised State Health Plan.)
Effective March 31, 2017, the following regulation amendments also are effective:
900 KAR 6:065 Certificate of need process
The amendment filed Dec. 14, 2016 streamlines the CON process by deleting the requirement for a letter of intent to be on file one month before a formal CON application can be filed. Effective March 31, 2017, a letter of intent is not required.
900 KAR 6:060 Timetable for submission of certificate of need applications
The amendment filed Dec. 14, 2016 modifies the batching cycle for formal review CON applications allowing applications to be batched quarterly instead of semi-annually. See reference materials below for link to CON Batching Cycle Timetable. Note that the quarterly batching cycles begin with the application filing deadline of May 31, 2017 for Public Notice July 20, 2017.
900 KAR 6:095 Certificate of need administrative escalations
The amendment filed Dec. 14, 2016 simplifies the requirements necessary for an administrative escalation. An escalation of $100,000 will continue to be allowed if the capital expenditure authorized by the certificate of need or a previously approved administrative escalation is less than $500,000; and a 25 percent escalation is proposed if the capital expenditure authorized by the certificate of need or a previously approved administrative escalation is $500,000 or more. The proposed administrative regulation revision will allow projects with higher escalations to now qualify for administrative escalations instead of having to submit a CON application for the escalation. Revised Form 6: Cost Escalation Form is posted on OHP’s Forms and Applications page.
2017 Update to the 2015 - 2017 State Health Plan
Office of Health Policy Health Facility and Services Utilization Reports
State Health Plan Calculations for Home Health (Oct. 17, 2016)
State Health Plan Calculations for Hospice (Oct. 18, 2016)
State Health Plan Calculations for Long Term Care (Sept. 12, 2016)
CON Batching Cycle Timetable (January - June 2017 Public Notices)
CON Batching Cycle Timetable (July - Dec. 2017 Public Notices)
CON Capital Expenditure Minimums Adjustment