Certificate of Need Taskforce

The Governor's Certificate of Need Taskforce is responsible for comprehensively reviewing Connecticut’s laws regulating the ability of hospitals, nursing homes, residential care homes, certain physician groups, and other health care entities to establish new facilities or provide new services, change ownership, purchase or acquire equipment, make capital improvements, and terminate services. The review is intended to ensure that consumers in Connecticut continue to receive equitable and affordable access to high quality health care that encourages transparency and competition, contributes to economic development, and promotes community benefits.

MEMBERS

Nancy Wyman: Lt. Governor (Chair) 
Raul Pino: Commissioner, Department of Public Health 
Roderick Bremby: Commissioner, Department of Social Services 
Anne Foley: Under Secretary for Policy Development & Planning, Office of Policy & Management 
David Whitehead: Chief of Strategy & Transformation, Hartford Healthcare
Susan Martin: Vice President of Finance, Middlesex Hospital
Robert Patricelli: Founder and CEO, Women’s Health USA 
Margaret Morelli: President, Leading Age 
Gary Price: Medical Director and Owner, The Center for Aesthetic Surgery 
Joseph Wankerl: Vice President of Network Strategy & Operations, ConnectiCare 
Keith Stover: Government Relations, Connecticut Association of Health Plans 
John Canham-Clyne: Deputy Research Director, Unite Here International Union 
Jennifer Smith: Political Director and Vice President, SEIU District 1199 
Fred Hyde: Clinical Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Fordham University Fellow, Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center 
Tekisha Everette: Executive Director, Health Equity Solutions 
Jeff Walter: Former Interim CEO, Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance 
Alan Kaye: President, Radiological Society of Connecticut

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED TASKFORCE
Comment Period Opens: December 5, 2016;  Comment Period Closes: December 15, 2016

Download: Draft recommendations of the Certificate of Need Taskforce

A final report containing recommendations for improving the Certificate of Need process must be submitted by the taskforce to Governor Malloy by no later than January 15, 2017.  At this time, the CON Taskforce is gathering public input on the draft recommendations.  Members of the public are welcome to submit written comments to CONTaskForce@ct.gov.  All comments must be submitted by no later than 5 p.m. on December 15, 2016 in order to be considered.  There is no guarantee that all public comment will be adopted into the final recommendations; however, all public comments submitted before the deadline will be included in the appendix of the final report.  [The public comment period is now closed.]

 

FINAL REPORT

Jan 15, 2017 Final Report

 

MEETINGS

April 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes Votes
July 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes Votes
August 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes Votes
September 19, 2016  Agenda  Minutes Votes
October 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes Votes
November 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes Votes
December 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes Votes
January 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes Votes

 

DOCUMENTS FROM MEETINGS

April 12, 2016 A Brief History of Connecticut's Certificate of Need Program
April 12, 2016 Independent Assessment of the CT Dept. of Public Health Office of Health Care Access Certificate of Need and Supporting Programs
April 12, 2016 Governor's Executive Order No. 51
April 12, 2016 Annual Report on the Financial Status of CT's Short Term Acute Care Hospitals for FY2014
April 12, 2016 Certificate of Need Application Guide
April 12, 2016 Acute Care and Children's Hospitals in Connecticut
April 12, 2016 Dept. of Social Services Reimbursement and CON
April 12, 2016 Dept. of Public Health Presentation on OCHA's CON Program
April 12, 2016 Certificate of Need Task Force Work Plan
April 12, 2016 Planned 2016 Meeting Schedule for the Certificate of Need Taskforce
May 16, 2016 Related State Initiatives Presentation by Victoria Veltri, State Healthcare Advocate
May 16, 2016 Certificate of Need Task Force Request for Information Response
May 16, 2016 Certificate of Need Process Overview
May 16, 2016 Certificate of Need: Additional Resources
May 16, 2016 National CON Perspectives: Presentation by Thomas R. Piper, MacQuest Consulting
May 16, 2016 2016 Map of Certificate of Need Regulation by State
May 16, 2016 National Conference of State Legislatures - Pros and Cons of the CON Process
July 18, 2016 Markets and Competition in Health Care, Zack Cooper, Yale University, Health Care Pricing Project
July 18, 2016 Certificate of Need Program Review, An Overview of Select States' Con Programs, Office of Health Care Access
July 18, 2016 CON Task Force Survey Results
July 18, 2016 CON Task Force Survey, Final Results
July 18, 2016 State review form - Hawaii
July 18, 2016 State review form - Massachusetts
Juy 18, 2016 State review form - Maryland
July 18, 2016 State review form - Michigan
July 18, 2016 State review form - North Carolina
July 18, 2016 State review form - New Jersey
Aug 15, 2016 CON Actions and Services Worksheet
Aug 15, 2016 Updated CON Task Force Work Plan
Aug 15, 2016 OPM Presentation – Proposed Goal and CON Actions/Services Worksheet
Aug 15, 2016 CON Purpose Model
Sept 19, 2016 Actions Currently Subject to Certificate of Need Review
Sept 19, 2016 Proposed Goals of Certificate of Need Program 
Sept 19, 2016 Current CON Task Force Meeting Schedule 
Sept 19, 2016 Updated CON Task Force Membership List 
Sept 19, 2016 Data Collection Overview 
Sept 19, 2016 Governor Malloy's Executive Order No. 51A 
Sept 19, 2016 Final Survey Results 
Sept 19, 2016 Results of Survey #2 
Sept 19, 2016 Connecticut Reform Activities Relevant to CON Task Force, Victoria Veltri 
Oct 17, 2016 CON Recommendations Summary 
Oct 17, 2016 CON Decision-Making Authority Recommendations and Survey Results 
Oct 17, 2016 Draft CON Recommendations - Detailed 
Nov 21, 2016 CON Decision-Making Authority Proposed Recommendations
Nov 21, 2016
CON Revised Recommendations
Nov 21, 2016 CON Task Force Final Report Layout
Nov 21, 2016 CON Task Force REVISED Draft Recommendations - Alternatives
Nov 21, 2016 DPH Licensure Overview
Nov 21, 2016 DPH Taskforce Presentation
Nov 21, 2016 Public Outreach Strategy on Recommendations
Nov 21, 2016 Revised Proposed Recommendations - CON Application Criteria
Nov 21, 2016 Updated Definition List
Dec 19, 2016 Actions Subject to CON Review – Vote Tally Sheet
Dec 19, 2016 Certificate of Need (CON) Task Force Draft Recommendations 
Dec 19, 2016 Summary of Public Comment
Dec 19, 2016 Recommendation Options
Dec 19, 2016 Updated Certificate of Need Taskforce schedule
Jan 9, 2017 Certificate of Need Task Force: Final Report Draft
Jan 9, 2017 Memo from Alan Kaye, M.D. 
Jan 9, 2017 Opinions Submitted by Individual Task Force Members

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

May 12, 2016 Rep. Johnson, Rep. Orange, Rep. Haddad, Sen. Flexer, Sen. Osten
July 18, 2016 Arvind Shaw, CEO of Generations Family Health Center
Sept 19, 2016 Arvind Shaw, CEO of Generations Family Health Center
Sept 19, 2016 Supriyo B. Chatterjee
Oct 17, 2016
Susan L Yolen, representing the Merger Watch Connecticut Coalition and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England 
Oct 17, 2016  Peter B Rockholz, M.S.S.W., LCSW 
Oct 17, 2016  Ann Pratt, CT Citizen Action Group
Oct 17, 2016 Ocean Pellett, Co-Chair of the Health Care Task Force of United Action CT
Oct 17, 2016  Lynne Ide, Director of Program & Policy Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
Nov 21, 2016 Deborah Chernoff, 1199
Nov 21, 2016  Andrea Riley, AFT 5041
Nov 21, 2016  Heather Howlett, AFT 5099
Nov 21, 2016  John Brady, AFT-CT
Dec 19, 2016 Lisa Winkler, CT Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Dec 19, 2016 Lynne Ide, Universal Health Care Foundation
Dec 19, 2016 James Iacobellis, CT Hospital Association
Dec 19, 2016 Joseph Adiletta, Day Kimball Hospital
Jan 9, 2017 Cary S. Shaw

 

PRESS RELEASES

 Feb 25, 2016 Gov. Malloy Signs Executive Order to Create More Transparency in the Hospital Industry
 April 1, 2016 Gov. Malloy Announces Members to Serve on Certificate of Need Taskforce
 Sept 7, 2016 Gov. Malloy Signs Order Updating Deadlines of the Certificate of Need Taskforce