Is it time for North Carolina to get rid of the Certificate of Need (C.O.N.)?
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Many “CON” laws initially were put into effect across the nation as part of the federal “Health Planning Resources Development Act” of 1974. Despite numerous changes in the past 30 years, about 36 states retain some type of CON program, law or agency as of 2014. North Carolina is one of them and we think it’s time for it to go.
It is pretty clear that North Carolina hospitals are adamant about using the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) regulations to shield themselves from the free market. After all, what law better protects their fortresses from potential competitors who could possibly provide more innovative services in less expensive settings?
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