What is a Certificate of Need?
Certificate of Need (CON) is a regulatory program requiring that certain types of health care providers to obtain state approval prior to making major changes in the healthcare landscape such as mergers, substantial capital investments in new equipment or facilities, changing access to services, or discontinuing a medical service.
Public hearings are held for many Certificate of Need applications to ensure the residents of Connecticut have an opportunity to weigh in on the healthcare landscape in their cities and towns. Public hearings going back to fall 2018 can be found under “public hearings” on the left navigation bar.
The Certificate of Need portal is the home for all documents related to applications and are uploaded in real time by the applicants and OHS.
Documents related to a specific hearing can be located using the assigned Docket Number or Applicant Name.
Basic instructions for searching the CON Portal:
- To search any column, click on the little blue "funnel" icon next to the heading in the black bar.
- In the next window that appears with a drop down, choose any of the categories to search by, but if you choose "contains" that should find any with that particular search criteria.
- For example, to find a Docket Number 12345. Click on the blue funnel icon next to the heading Docket Number (at the top in black ribbon), then click on "Contains" and enter Docket Number 12354 in the first blank and then click on the "Filter" button. That should bring up the record filed under Docket Number 12345.
Members of the public may submit comments regarding any scheduled or recent hearings by emailing CONcomment@ct.gov . For comments to become part of the record, they must be received while the record is still open as indicated in the public hearing .
Agendas for public hearings will be posted 24 hours prior to the hearing. The hearing transcript and video are posted within 48 hours of the end of the hearing.
For any questions, please contact CONComment@CT.gov