Public Hearings

Welcome to the Public Hearing Project Calendar for the
Division of Certificate of Public Need (DCOPN)

As a service to Virginia residents, this site will provide information on the scheduling of public hearings for DCOPN projects and will be updated as changes in scheduling arise.  Per section 12VAC5-220-230 D of the Regulations governing the Certificate of Public Need process, DCOPN shall give notice of a scheduled public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in such county or city wherein a project is proposed or a contiguous county or city at least nine days prior to such public hearing. Notice of future public hearings will continue to be advertised per the Regulations and on this site. However, this site will not maintain a schedule for public hearings conducted by the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia (HSANV). HSANV is a non-profit organization that works toward the balanced and orderly development of health care facilities and services in the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.

Any questions regarding public hearings conducted by HSANV should be directed to hsanv@aol.com.
All other inquiries regarding Certificate of Public Need should be directed to copn@vdh.virginia.gov.

 


PUBLIC HEARING PROJECT CALENDAR

Public Hearings for COPN Request No. VA-8669 submitted by Holston Medical Group, P.C. and COPN Request No. VA-8676 submitted by Wellmont Medical Associates, Inc.

Notice is hereby given that public hearings for two certificate of public need requests have been scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2022, at the C. Bascom Slemp Memorial Library, 11 Proctor St. N., Big Stone Gap, VA.  The public hearing for COPN Request No. VA-8669 will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the public hearing for COPN Request No. VA-8676 will begin immediately after the conclusion of the public hearing for COPN Request No. VA-8669.  Each applicant will be given 15 minutes to present its project.  Public comments will follow the applicants’ presentations.

The projects to be heard are:

  • COPN Request No. VA-8669 submitted by Holston Medical Group, P.C. to establish a specialized center for CT Imaging with one CT scanner at 121 Advanced Tech Drive, Duffield, VA 24244, with a total capital cost of the proposed project of $746,239, and
  • COPN Request No. VA-8676 submitted by Wellmont Medical Associates, Inc. to establish a specialized center for CT imaging with one CT scanner at 1490 Park Avenue, Norton, VA, with a total capital cost of the proposed project of $2,485,505.

Any interested party may appear at this public hearing and present comments, which will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker.  Sign-in sheets will be available at 12:45 p.m.  Written comments not presented at this public hearing may be sent to the Virginia Department of Health at 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 401, Henrico, Virginia 23233 or emailed to COPN@VDH.Virginia.gov.