The State Health Plan establishes criteria and standards for health-related activities which require Certificate of Need (CON) review in an effort to meet the priority health needs identified by the department.
These priority health needs are:
Section 41-7-191, Mississippi Code 1972 Annotated, as amended, requires Certificate of Need approval for the establishment, relocation, or expansion of health care facilities. The statute also requires CON approval for the acquisition or control of major medical equipment and for the change of ownership of defined health care facilities unless the facilities meet specific requirements.
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