State Health Services Plan Task Force

The State Health Services Plan Task Force advises the State Board of Health on the content of the State Health Services Plan (SHSP), and specifically to provide recommendations on:

  • periodic revisions to the SHSP;
  • specific objective standards of review for each project type for which a certificate of public need (COPN) is required;
  • project types that are generally non-contested and present limited health planning impacts;
  • whether certain projects should be subject to expedited review rather than the full review process; and
  • improvements in the COPN process.

These recommendations will contain specific formulas for projecting need, current statistical information on the availability of medical care facilities and services, and methodologies for integrating the goals and metrics of the State Health Improvement Plan into the criteria and standards for review.