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Certificate of Need

HMS Associates has extensive experience in preparing Certificate of Need (CON) Applications in New York State and managing the Certificate of Need process for institutional clients. CON requirements vary extensively by type of service and projected cost. In addition, new operators of health care services in New York State, require "establishment" approval by the New York State Public Health Council. HMS Associates can assist organizations in:

HMS Associates has developed Certificate of Need Applications pertaining to the following services:

Approximately 90% of the applications that HMS has developed have ultimately received state approval. In one instance, the final approval was issued by the New York State Public Health Council overturning recommendations for disapproval by some local and state review bodies. If your organization is pursing health care service changes in New York State, consider consulting with HMS. Contact us toll free at (877) 889 - 6519 for an initial complimentary consultation.


CON Instructions and Forms

Full and Administrative CON application and instruction forms can be downloaded in PDF format at no charge from HMS Associates.The full review forms include revisions to the General Information, Community Need, and Personal Qualifying Information Forms. These revisions became effective in January, 1999. You need Acrobat Reader to view them. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download the latest version from the Adobe website.

Contact HMS toll free at (877 ) 889 - 6519 for password access to these files.

Full Review Instructions - PDF file size is 2.3 MB, contains 31 pages
Full Review Forms - PDF file size is 1.7 MB, contains 51 pages
Administrative Review Instructions - PDF file size is 1 MB, contains 19 pages
Administrative Review Forms - PDF file size is 506 k, contains 20 pages


For more information on the New York State CON program, visit New York State Department of Health Website

HMS Associates
Suite B, Box 374
2280 Millersport Highway,
Getzville, NY 14068
Tel. (716) 688 - 8448
Fax (716) 688 - 0395


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