Certificate of Need (CON)

South Carolina Health Plan Regional Public Hearings

The Certificate of Need (CON) Program will be conducting Regional Public Hearings to allow public review and comment regarding the draft of the South Carolina Health Plan. A court reporter will be present for public comments. Written comments can be submitted to the Certificate of Need Program no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.  Review public hearing agenda and contact information

Date & Time Region Address
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lowcountry Charleston County Health Department
3685 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, S.C. 29405

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Midlands First Choice Community Center
217 Park Terrace Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, S.C. 29212
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Upstate Spartanburg County Health Department
120 Dillon Drive
Spartanburg, S.C. 29307
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Pee Dee Florence County Health Department Annex
1705 West Evans Street
Florence, S.C. 29501

Questions about recent CON changes? Review the 2023 Act No. 20 Frequently Asked Questions.

The Certificate of Need Program administers a regulatory regime known as the State Certification of Need and Health Facility Licensure Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") that is set forth in S.C. Code Sections 44-7-110 to 44-7-230. 

The purpose of the Act is to promote cost containment, prevent unnecessary duplication of health care facilities and services, guide the establishment of health facilities and services which will best serve public need and ensure high quality services are provided in health facilities in this State.

If you have a question as to whether the Act applies to an existing or proposed health facility or service, you may seek a determination from the Department by writing the CON Program at the addresses listed below. Department staff are not able to provide you with an applicability determination by the telephone, only respond to general questions about the Act and how it is administered by the CON Program. 

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