Certificate of Need (CON)​ 

The Certificate of Need program is a state regulatory review process that manages the initiation or expansion of health care facilities and/or services. Certificates of Need are issued by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to increase the number of licensed hospital beds; construct a new health care facility; or establish tertiary services such as burn units, organ transplantation, or neonatal intensive care services. The goal of the CON program is to minimize health care costs by limiting expenditure on capital projects to only those programs and services necessary to ensure quality patient care.

The Health Council collects hospital and nursing home utilization data to help guide AHCA in the CON decision-making process. The Health Council also monitors the progress of construction on approved CONs and facilitates public hearings on CON applications under review by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

As part of its data reporting sevices the Health Council of South Florida can assist your facility with your certificate of need process.

HOSPITAL BEDS & FACILITIES

New Hospital Facilities
Replacement Hospital Facilities
*NICU Level II and III
Rehabilitation Beds
Long Term Care Hospitals

*Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Pediatric Open Heart Surgery
Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
Organ Transplantation
Nursing Home Beds
Hospice Programs
Hospice Inpatient Facilities
**ICF/DDs

**Intermediate Care Facility for
the Developmentally Disabled

OTHER BEDS & PROGRAMS

Hospital Beds and Facilities: 1st Batching Cycle - 2016

Description

Dates

1-15-16

2-01-16

3-02-16

3-09-16

4-13-16

6-03-16

Summary Need Projections Published in F.A.W.    

Letter of Intent Deadline    

Application Deadline            

Completeness Review Deadline    

                                               

Application Omissions Deadline

Agency Initial Decision Deadline                                                       

Other Beds and Programs: 1st Batching Cycle - 2016

Description

4-01-16

4-18-16

5-18-16

5-25-16

6-22-16

8-19-16

Summary Need Projections Published in F.A.W.    

Letter of Intent Deadline    

Application Deadline            

Completeness Review Deadline    

                                               

Application Omissions Deadline

Agency Initial Decision Deadline                                                       

Dates

Hospital Beds and Facilities: 2nd Batching Cycle - 2016

Description

7-015-16

8-01-16

9-07-16

9-14-16

10-12-16

12-02-16

Summary Need Projections Published in F.A.W.    

Letter of Intent Deadline    

Application Deadline            

Completeness Review Deadline    

                                               

Application Omissions Deadline

Agency Initial Decision Deadline                                                       

Dates

Other Beds and Programs: 2nd Batching Cycle - 2016

Description

10-07-16

10-17-16

11-16-16

11-23-16

12-28-16

2-17-17

Summary Need Projections Published in F.A.W.    

Letter of Intent Deadline    

Application Deadline            

Completeness Review Deadline    

                                               

Application Omissions Deadline

Agency Initial Decision Deadline                                                       

Dates

*Pursuant to Section 408.0436, F.S. (Limitation on nursing home certificates of need), the Agency may not approve new community nursing home beds as the Agency approved the maximum allowable number of additional nursing home beds, statewide, as authorized by the Florida Legislature on February 19, 2016.  The statute will be repealed on July 1, 2017.

Resources:

Certificate of Need (CON) Program Overview 

For more information, contact:

Health Council of South Florida

(305) 592-1452 

healthcouncil@healthcouncil.org