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The Latest

April 18, 2022

Dr. Robert Brown: CON laws leave patients fewer options

“CON laws were designed to provide oversight and prevent wasteful duplication of services. However, there has been severe overshoot of those goals resulting in suppression in new facilities and services.”

April 1, 2022

Certificate of Need (CON) Resource Center

Palmetto Promise Team

South Carolina’s CON program is one of the most restrictive in the United States. South Carolina requires a CON for 18 different services, including hospital renovations/new equipment that is over $600,000 and adding one or more hospital beds to a facility.

January 27, 2022

SC Senate Votes to Repeal Certificate of Need Statute

Oran P. Smith, Ph.D

Certificate of Need is that odious, decades-old law that requires permission from the state (and often one’s competitors) to build a healthcare facility or even offer a healthcare service.

July 28, 2021

NEW: State Agency to Audit South Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) Program

Lawson Mansell

South Carolina’s Legislative Audit Council (LAC) has voted to conduct a performance audit of South Carolina’s long-standing and anti-competitive healthcare regulations known as Certificate of Need (CON). This decision was in response to a July 16 letter signed by thirteen South Carolina Senators requesting the review.