Certificate of Need Laws: Impact in NC

August 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

HQ Capital Club

16 W. Martin St. 12th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27601

Currently 36 states, including North Carolina, impose certificate-of-need (CON) restrictions on the provision of healthcare. These rules require providers to first seek permission before they may open or expand their practices or purchase certain devices or new technologies. The applicant must prove that the community “needs” the new or expanded service, and existing providers are invited to challenge a would-be competitor’s application. While well-intentioned, these laws have serious consequences for healthcare providers, and subsequently their patients.

A Winston-Salem surgeon, Dr. Gajendra Singh, filed suit in 2018 to challenge the NC state law that blocks him from purchasing his own MRI scanner. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Singh and John Locke Foundation Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts for a firsthand look at how CON laws are impacting our state.