On Monday, September 18th, the Kentucky General Assembly’s Special Committee Certificate of Need Task Force met to review testimonies from interested parties to examine and review the state’s CON laws. Senior research fellow and certificate of need coordinator, Dr. Matthew Mitchell, testified before the general assembly by presenting his research findings on CON literature. Mitchell’s presentation is titled: ‘Certificate of Need: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature’.
You can find Micthell’s presentation by clicking the link below:
The Kentucky Certificate of Need(CON)Task Force was created to carry out the following duties:
1. Review Kentucky’s CON program, including the state health plan and related statutes.
2. Review the need for maintaining or modifying CON for each health service currently covered.
3. Submit findings and recommendations regarding CON to the Legislative Research Commission for referral to appropriate committee of jurisdiction.
To listen to Mitchell’s testimony and presentation, click the link below. Mitchell’s comments begin around the 19-minute mark.