Final 2017 SMFP Need Determinations

Author:Mr S. Todd Hemphill
Profession:Poyner Spruill LLP
 
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The 2017 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) was approved by Governor McCrory on December 14, 2016, and has been issued effective January 1, 2017. It includes need determinations of interest to a number of different types of providers. Several of the need determinations were different from the proposed SMFP issued last summer, but were included in or deleted from the final SMFP based on petitions filed with the State Health Coordinating Council or because of updated data which justified their addition or removal.

All of the SMFP need determinations identified are listed below. Please note that application due dates are absolute deadlines. Applications must be filed with the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section, which is located at 809 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. The filing deadline is 5:30 p.m. on the application due date.

Acute Care Bed Need Determination

Service Area Acute Care Bed Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date Durham 96 October 16, 2017 November 1, 2017 Mecklenburg 60 June 15, 2017 July 1, 2017 Orange 41 April 17, 2017 May 1, 2017 Operating Room Need Determination

Operating Room Service Area Operating Room Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date Davie 1 February 15, 2017 March 1, 2017 Moore 1 August 15, 2017 September 1, 2017 New Hanover 1 November 15, 2017 December 1, 2017 Union 1 May 15, 2017 June 1, 2017 Fixed Dedicated PET Scanner Need Determination

Service Area Fixed Dedicated PET Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date HSA IV 1 August 15, 2017 September 1, 2017 Fixed MRI Scanner Need Determination

Services Areas Fixed MRI Scanners Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date Lincoln 1 November 15, 2017 December 1, 2017 Mecklenburg 1 October 16, 2017 November 1, 2017 In addition, the SHCC approved Policy TE-3, which authorizes any licensed North Carolina acute care hospital with emergency care coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week that does not currently have an existing or approved fixed MRI scanner as reflected in the inventory in the applicable SMFP to apply to acquire a fixed MRI scanner. The applicant must demonstrate that the proposed fixed MRI scanner will perform at least 850 weighted MRI procedures during...

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