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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


Notice of Regulation Filed February 13, 2018

The Office of Health Policy filed the following proposed regulation 900 KAR 6:121 with LRC on February 13, 2018. The proposed regulation will repeal 900 KAR 6:120, the regulation governing the angioplasty trial program. The angioplasty trial program was terminated by removal from the State Health Plan.  The 2017-2019 State Health Plan became effective January 5, 2018.

900 KAR 6:121 Repeal of 900 KAR 6:120

900 KAR 6:120 Certificate of need angioplasty two (2) year trial program

A public hearing on 900 KAR 6:121 shall, if requested, be held on March 26, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in Suites A & B, Health Services Building, First Floor, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40621. Individuals interested in attending this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by March 19, 2018, 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 be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on this proposed administrative regulation until March 31, 2018. Send written notification of intent to attend the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to: Laura Begin, Administrative Specialist, Office of Legal Services, 275 East Main Street 5 W-A, Frankfort, KY 40621, Phone: 502-564-6746, Fax: 502-564-2767; email.

Reference Materials

2017-2019 State Health Plan

Office of Health Policy Health Facility and Services Utilization Reports

State Health Plan Calculations for Home Health (July 27, 2017)

State Health Plan Calculations for Hospice (July 27, 2017)

State Health Plan Calculations for Long Term Care (Oct. 4, 2017)

CON Batching Cycle Timetable 

CON Capital Expenditure Minimums Adjustment (July 2017)


Last Updated 3/8/2018