Certificate of Need

Arnall Golden Gregory’s Certificate of Need (CON) Practice assists our healthcare clients with regulatory counseling, due diligence, and litigation relating to CON matters throughout the country. Whenever a healthcare facility is contemplating a change of ownership, CON due diligence will be necessary, and reporting and registration requirements will be implicated. AGG is there to help, having routinely handled all of the regulatory aspects of large, national chain acquisitions and reorganizations. In addition, when providers seek to expand or provide new services, they often must first obtain CON approval or state waivers from CON requirements. Our healthcare attorneys routinely counsel on these CON regulatory issues, helping fashion creative ways to comply with CON requirements. When our healthcare clients face CON challenges from competitors or need to challenge a competitor, our CON litigators can handle all aspects of the administrative and judicial litigation.

Our clients benefit from our attorney expertise and thought leadership which we are regularly asked to contribute to industry publications and government entities.

Examples include:

  • Several of our attorneys are contributing authors to Fifty State Survey of Certificate of Need and Licensure: Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health, and Hospice; American Health Lawyers Association, 2009.
  • Our attorneys have been appointed by the Department of Community Health, Division of Health Planning, to serve on a technical advisory committee charged with recommending changes to the inpatient healthcare delivery system.