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23 R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-15-11. Reports, use of experts, all costs and expenses: Health Care Certificate of Need Act of Rhode Island – Rhode Island

Status: Enacted
Year Enacted: 2006
File: Download

The “Health Care Certificate of Need Act of Rhode Island,” creates the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) program. A healthcare provider must obtain a Certificate of Need through a regulatory process with the state when it seeks to offer new or expanded facilities or services, increasing the regulatory burden on new market-entrants but also giving the state a tool to provide for cost containment within the industry.


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