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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.

Certificate of Need
275 E. Main St., 4W-E
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-9592
Fax: 502-564-0302

For general questions or assistance, please call the number listed above or email the Office of Health Policy.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern time


The Office of Health Policy filed the following proposed regulation amendment with LRC on June 9, 2017:

900 KAR 6:090 - Certificate of need filing, hearing, and show cause hearing
The administrative regulation has been revised to allow hearing officers more flexibility in conducting the hearings. CON formal review applications will be batched quarterly starting in July 2017 and it is our desire to avoid, if possible, overlap of batching cycles for applications proposing similar types of services. With agreement of the applicant, the hearing officer may extend the review deadlines established by KRS 216B.062(1) and 216B.095(1). Language was added to clarify the responsibilities of the party requesting that a court reporter be present at the hearing. The administrative regulation was also revised to allow exceptions to be filed to the hearing officer’s recommended decision.

A public hearing on this administrative regulations shall, if requested, be held on July 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Conference Suite B, Health Services Building, First Floor, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. Individuals interested in attending this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by July 14, 2017, five (5) 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 canceled. The hearing is open to the public. Any person who attends will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed administrative regulation. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to attend the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulations. You may submit written comments regarding the proposed administrative regulations until July 31, 2017. Send written notification of intent to attend the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulations to:

CONTACT PERSON: Tricia Orme, Administrative Specialist, Office of Legal Services, 275 East Main Street 5 W-B, Frankfort, KY 40621, Phone: (502) 564-7905,
Fax: (502) 564-7573, email

Reference Materials

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


Last Updated 6/20/2017