Certificate of Need Requirements & Exemptions for Outpatient Surgical Facilities:
 
CON Application Forms: Please click on the link below for related application form.
 
Please use the following Financial attachment I & II with each application.
Attachment I & II (Excel WorkSheets)
 
 CON Application Forms
   
 Equipment Acquisition
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 Outpatient Surgical Center
 
 CON Required  Related Information
Establishment of an outpatient surgical facility
 
Transfer of ownership of a health care facility
Only transfers that impact or change the governance or controlling body of health facility require a CON
Acquisition of imaging equipment
Includes CT Scanners, MRI Scanner, PET Scanners and PET/CT Scanners and non-hospital based linear accelerators.
Acquisition of equipment utilizing technology that has not previously been utilized in the state
Generally does not apply to x-ray, mammography, ultrasound or cineangiography equipment as those types of equipment do not require CON authorization

An increase of two or more operating rooms within any three year period commencing on and after October 1, 2010

General Statutes § 19a-638 (a) (12)

Facilities are required to notify OHCA of an increase in operating rooms in accordance with the Policies & Procedures

Relocation

General Statutes § 19a-639c
Only when there is a substantial change in the population served and the payer mix
 
No CON Required  Related Information
Transfer of Ownership that does not impact or change the governance or controlling body of the facility
If uncertain, the facility may request a determination from OHCA
Addition of one operating room in a three year period 
Only increases of 2 or more operating rooms within a three year period require a CON, thus facilities may add one operating room within a three year period

Partial or total elimination of services provided by the facility

General Statutes § 19a-638 (b) (21)
60-days notice required for services not authorized by a CON or for termination of the facility.  If eliminating a service that was authorized pursuant to a CON, the facility may request a modification of the CON

Relocation

General Statutes § 19a-639c
If in same town or there is no substantial change in the population served or payer mix