Definitions for "Certificate of Need"
A state regulatory mechanism for review and approval by health planning agencies of capital expenditures and service capacity expansions by hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities.
An authorization issued to a health care provider by the state agency which provides reviews of capital expenditures of such organizations within the state, usually required in connection with the acquisition of major medical equipment.
A certificate issued by a government body to a health care provider who is proposing to construct, modify, or expand facilities, or to offer new or different types of health services. CON is intended to prevent duplication of services and overbedding. The certificate signifies that change has been approved.
a document issued by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission