Certificate of Need

Hospitals planning to add beds or build new healthcare facilities to better serve patients and communities must get a certificate of need from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.

Mar 29, 2018

HFSRB Finalizes Rules Updating CON Regulations

IHA supported recently adopted amendments to the Illinois Register that reduce regulatory burden and clean up out-of-date measures in the Certificate of Need and Certificate of Exemption processes.

Nov 27, 2017

HFSRB Operational Rule Changes

Final rules include implementing PA 99-154, the permitting process to change ownership among related persons and applications to close healthcare facilities or discontinue a category of service.

Nov 27, 2017

Bed Capacity Talking Points

IHA's talking points on bed capacity and future resource allocation emphasize that hospitals provide a continuum of services and partner with other providers to meet healthcare needs.

Jul 14, 2017

Comment Letter on Proposed Rules 1100.510/1110

IHA's comment letter addresses proposed rule 1100.510 on using "distance" instead of "normal" drive time for pertinent reivew and proposed rule 1110 on repeal, re-write and updating the Code.

Feb 22, 2017

Neonatal Intensive Care Beds Final Rule

The Health Facilities and Services Review Board reinstated exemption requirements for projects with neonatal intensive care beds since a planned permitting requirement had not been implemented.

Dec 02, 2016

HFSRB Rule Changes Section 1130

The Health Facilities and Services Review Board posted final rules to Section 1130, which covers several topics, including the expansion of facilities subject to the Certificate of Need process.

Jul 29, 2015

Health Facilities Planning Act PA 99-0154

IHA's efforts helped streamline Section 8.5 of the Health Facilities Planning Act regarding change of ownership and closure of a healthcare facility and discontinuation of a category of service.

Jul 29, 2015

Health Facilities Planning Act Changes

IHA worked with the Health Facilities and Services Review Board on PA 99-0114, which addresses certain administrative and procedural requirements of the Health Facilities Planning Act.