An Overview of the Virginia Certificate of Public Need Process

Virginia’s health planning process utilizes a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) program, also referred to as a Certificate of Need, as a regulatory mechanism to control the development of particular health services and facilities. Click here for an overview of the Virginia COPN process.

Experience Counts
Missing a deadline or failing to include important information in the application process can unnecessarily torpedo an application that might otherwise have been approved if the parties were familiar with the process. Advisors and legal counsel familiar with Virginia’s COPN program can provide experienced insights and suggest ways to position an application for success.

Attorneys and practice areas related to this topic include:

Jonathan M. Joseph

Health Care

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