Tag:certificate of need

  • Budget would end CON mandate for new mental health beds

    Budget writers working on the state’s 2016-17 spending plan received the OK to increase the amount of money to open new psychiatric beds around the state from $12 million to $18 million, using proceeds from the sale of the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh, while eliminating a controversial regulation that…

  • Senate Committee Considers Repealing Certificate of Need

    State Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, said the state’s certificate-of-need law, a major regulatory barrier to reducing costs and competition in health care, would be repealed under a bill working its way through the Senate Health Care Committee. House Bill 161 “is very simple. All CON regulations with the state will…

  • Proposal To Expand Rural Mental Health Services Faces Obstacles

    McCrory administration officials say a plan to convert vacant beds at struggling rural hospitals into mental health and substance abuse crisis facilities would use money from the sale of the state’s Dorothea Dix property to alleviate a growing public health need. But even if the proposal is approved, it’s unclear…

  • Health Freedom Despite Obamacare

    The following editorial appeared in the April 2016 print edition of Carolina Journal: As Dan Way reported recently at CarolinaJournal.com, any celebrations for the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, were muted. With health care spending growing at its fastest rate since 2007, Obamacare has made…