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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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Title: COPN Request Nos. VA-8547 & VA-8549
Proposed Projects: The projects to be heard are COPN Request No. VA-8547 submitted by Colon and Rectal Endoscopy and Surgery Center, LLC to establish an outpatient surgical hospital with one special purpose operating room to be located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Bell Creek Road and Pole Green Road in Hanover County; and COPN Request No. VA-8549 submitted by Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority to establish an outpatient surgical hospital with four operating rooms to be located at 8701 Iron Bridge Road, Richmond, Virginia.
Location: The public hearing can be accessed at 1-971-224-6584. The conference code is 686084.
Date and Time: April 21, 2021 at 1:00pm