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.

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing for two certificate of public need requests has been scheduled for:

Notice is hereby given that public hearings for certificate of public need requests have been scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2024  To Be Determined, to be held in the Glen Allen Branch Library located at 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Virginia.  The first public hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. and the other public hearing will follow.  The applicants will each be given 15 minutes to present their projects.  Public comment will follow each applicant’s presentation.

The projects to be heard are:

  • COPN Request No. VA-8752 submitted by Middle Virginia Surgicenter, LLC to establish an outpatient surgical hospital with three general purpose operating rooms at 10054 Sliding Hill Road, Ashland, Virginia.  The total capital cost of the proposed project is $20,836,808; and
  • COPN Request No. VA-8753 submitted by Virginia Eye Institute, Inc. to add one operating room for a total of six operating rooms at Virginia Eye Institute Surgery Pavilion located at 402 Westhampton Station, Richmond, Virginia.  The total capital cost of the proposed project is $2,906,021.06.

Any interested party may appear at these public hearings and present comments, which will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker.  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.