Significantly Increased CON Thresholds and a “Shot Clock” on the Expiration of CONs
In recent months we have provided updates regarding the status of various legislative efforts to amend North Carolina’s certificate of need law (“CON Law”). One effort was successful: Session Law 2021-129 (Senate Bill 462) was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on August 30, 2021, and the provisions described below become effective October 1, 2021. While Session Law 2021-129 narrows the scope of the CON Law’s reach, as discussed below, many services remain regulated by the CON Law.
Cost Threshold Increases
Effective October 1, 2021, the