CON revamp fails in House, but sponsor vows to continue fight
Hospital industry lobbying against health care regulatory changes paid off Thursday when the Georgia House voted against major certificate-of-need (CON) legislation by a 94-72 margin. House Bill 198 remained alive temporarily after the chamber approved a motion to reconsider the legislation. But by late afternoon, the lead sponsor, Rep.... Read more
Showdown approaches in Georgia House over CON proposal
A regulatory revamp in Georgia health care is hanging in the balance. A pointed TV ad and the fiery tweet that it provoked show the passions swirling around the issue. The state House on Thursday will consider a somewhat trimmed-down version of its originally proposed overhaul of the state’s... Read more
Legislative effort to overhaul CON system stalled in Senate
The proposed reform of the state’s certificate-of-need (CON) system faces an uncertain fate, just days before a legislative deadline. Lawmakers are considering the broadest revamp of the controversial regulatory program in years, and several hearings have been held on the issue. But Crossover Day is scheduled for March 7.... Read more
House panel endorses CON overhaul; senators mull compromise
The proposed revamp of state health care regulations cleared a key hurdle Monday when a House committee approved House Bill 198. The vote followed contentious testimony last week about the potential impact of overhauling the state’s controversial certificate-of-need (CON) laws. CON governs the construction and expansion of health care facilities... Read more
Commentary: Georgia’s CON system is fair and beneficial for patients
The state’s certificate-of-need (CON) system is under perhaps more legislative pressure than ever before. This set of health care industry regulations has inspired two bills that would fundamentally overhaul the system in Georgia. Last week GHN published a Commentary that supports that revamp. In a new Commentary, Dr. Lamar... Read more

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