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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



On May 14, 2015, the Office of Health Policy filed a proposed amendment to 900 KAR 5:020 State Health Plan for facilities and services. A copy of the proposed amendment may be viewed at: 

900 KAR 5:020 State Health Plan

View a red-line version of the 2015-2017 State Health Plan incorporated by reference in the administrative regulation.

If requested, a public hearing on this administrative regulation will be held June 22, 2015, at 9 a.m. in Auditorium A, Health Services Building, First Floor, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621. 

Individuals interested in attending this hearing will notify this agency in writing by June 15, 2015, five 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 cancelled. You may submit written comments regarding this proposed administrative regulation until June 30, 2105.

Send written notification of intent to attend the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation by e-mail, fax to  (502) 564-7573 or send via postal mail to:

Tricia Orme
Office of Legal Services
275 East Main Street 5 W-B
Frankfort, KY  40601

Certificate of Need Modernization

On Oct. 8, 2014, CHFS requested feedback from all interested stakeholders regarding possible strategies for and changes to the CON program that would further the implementation of specific core principles. CON Listening Sessions were held March 16 and March 17, 2015.

The public comments which have been received are posted on the OHP website. 

Please refer to the OHP CON modernization webpage.

Reference Materials

2013 - 2015 State Health Plan (January 2014)

Office of Health Policy Health Facility and Services Utilization Reports

State Health Plan Calculations for Home Health (Rev. Sept. 12, 2014)

State Health Plan Calculations for Hospice (July 3, 2013)

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

State Health Plan Calculations for Long Term Care (July 11, 2013)

Batching Cycle/Timetable 

CON Capital Expenditure Minimums Adjustment

Population Estimates and Projections

2010 to 2050 Projections of Total Population by Age and Sex State ADDs and Counties (State Data Center May 1, 2014)

2010 Census with 2012 Estimate by Single Year of Age and Gender (State Data Center May 1, 2014)

2010 Census with 2012 Estimate by Age Groups and Race (State Data Center May 1, 2014)


Last Updated 6/23/2015
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