Ala. Code §§ 22-21-260 through 22-21-278: Control and Regulation of Development of Certain Health Care Facilities – Alabama

Status: Enacted
Year Enacted: 1977
Year Amended: 2013
File: Download

Implements the state Certificate of Need program, which creates a system of mandatory regulatory reviews before a healthcare facility offers new or expanded services. A Certificate of Need ensures there is a genuine public need for the expanded capacity, but also can be anticompetitive by creating barriers to entry for new market-entrants.

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