Kentucky legislature seeks public input on certificate of need

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Have an opinion on the certificate of need issue in Kentucky? The Kentucky legislature wants to hear from you. 

Earlier this year, the Kentucky legislature created a special task force to study the issue of certificate of need during the interim legislative period, the time in between legislative sessions when legislators specific policy issues that might be addressed in the upcoming legislative session.  

A certificate of need is required under Kentucky law for healthcare providers to open up a new facility, acquire major medical equipment, make substantial changes to a facility or project, or “alter a geographical area or alter a specific location which has been designated on a certificate of need or license.” 

The task force is studying whether or not Kentucky needs certificate of need reform

As part of studying certificate of need, the legislature is seeking written input from Kentuckians. 

If you are interested in giving feedback, you can email your written statement to DeeAnn Wenk ([email protected]) the committee staff administrator for the Health Services and Families and Children Committees by Sept. 1. 

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