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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


State offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


900 KAR 5:020 State Health Plan

The 2015 - 2017 State Health Plan became effective Oct. 21, 2015.

On Oct. 14, 2015, the Office of Health Policy filed proposed amendments to the following regulations with LRC:

900 KAR 6:100. Certificate of need standards for implementation and biennial review.

900 KAR 7:030. Data reporting by health care providers.

KY IPOP Data Coordinators Manual for Ambulatory Facilities (Red Line Version)

KY IPOP Data Coordinators Manual for Hospitals (Red Line Version)

A public hearing on these regulations will, if requested, be held Nov. 23, 2015, at 9 a.m. in Auditorium Suite B, Health Services Building, First Floor, 275 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40621.

Individuals interested in attending this hearing should notify this agency in writing by Nov. 16, 2015, five work days 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 these proposed administrative regulations until close of business Nov. 30, 2015. Send written notification of intent to attend the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulations by e-mail, fax to (502) 564-7573 or send by postal mail to:  

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

Reference Materials

2015 - 2017 State Health Plan (August 2015)

Office of Health Policy Health Facility and Services Utilization Reports

State Health Plan Calculations for Home Health (Revised Oct. 30, 2015)

State Health Plan Calculations for Hospice (Oct. 15, 2015) 

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

State Health Plan Calculations for Long Term Care (March 4, 2016)

Batching Cycle/Timetable 

CON Capital Expenditure Minimums Adjustment


Last Updated 4/28/2016