State Health Plans and CON Rules

The Health Planning and Certificate of Need Rules found in the links below are currently effective and are organized by category. Component Plans associated with the Service-Specific CON Rules are also located below. Both the CON rules and component plans are available as PDF documents.

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HEALTH PLANNING ADMINISTRATION
   111-2-1-.01 Definitions
   111-2-1-.02 Health Planning Functions of the Department 

CON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, DEFINITIONS & GENERAL REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS
   111-2-2-.01 Definitions

   111-2-2-.02 Nature of Certificate of Need
   111-2-2-.03 Exemptions from Review (Amendment Eff. 5/21/2009)
   111-2-2-.04 Periodic Reports
   111-2-2-.05 Enforcement
   111-2-2-.06 Application for Certificate of Need
   111-2-2-.07 Review Procedures (Amendment Effective 2/10/2009)
   111-2-2-.08 Alternative Application and Review Procedures
   111-2-2-.09 General Review Considerations
   111-2-2-.10 Determinations & Letters of Non-Reviewability
   111-2-2-.11 Service-Specific Review Considerations Generally

LETTER OF NONREVIEWABILITY (LNR) RULE EXCLUSIONS
 
 272-2-.07(5) Physician-Owned, Single Specialty, Office-Based Amb Surg Facilities (Repealed)

CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPEAL PANEL
    274-1 Administration


SERVICE-SPECIFIC CERTIFICATE OF NEED RULES
AND THEIR RELATED COMPONENT PLANS


 ACUTE CARE SERVICES

    Short-Stay General Hospital Beds 111-2-2-.20
        (Amendment Effective 12/4/2008)
    Short-Stay General Hospital Beds Component Plan
       (Effective April 1, 2003)

    Adult Cardiac Catheterization 111-2-2-.21
       (Amendment Effective 10/1/2008) 
    Adult Open Heart Surgery 111-2-2-.22
    Pediatric Cardiac Cath and Open Heart Surgery 111-2-2-.23
    Specialized Cardiovascular Services Component Plan
       (Effective August, 2001)

    Perinatal Services 111-2-2-.24 (Amendment Effective 10/1/2008)
    Freestanding Birthing Centers 111-2-2-.25
    Perinatal Health Services Component Plan (Effective February 19, 1999; Amended April 1, 2003)
    Recommended Guidelines for Perinatal Care in Georgia (Revised 5/16/2013)
    Core Requirements and Recommended Guidelines for Designated Regional Perinatal Centers (Revised 5/16/2013)

 

    Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services 111-2-2-.26
    Inpatient Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Component Plan
       (Effective March, 2007)

 LONG TERM CARE SERVICES
    Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities 111-2-2-.30
    Nursing Facilities Component Plan
       (Effective August 18, 2001; Amended April 1, 2003)

    Personal Care Homes 111-2-2-.31
       (Amendment Effective 10/1/2008)
    Personal Care Homes Component Plan
       (Effective November 14, 2001; Amended April 1, 2003)

    Home Health Services 111-2-2-.32
       (Amendment Effective 3/8/2010)
    Home Health Services Component Plan
       (Effective June 12, 2002;  Amended April 1, 2003)

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities 111-2-2-.33
       (Amendment Effective 10/1/2008)
    Continuing Care Retirement Community Component Plan
       (Effective January 12, 1998)

    Traumatic Brain Injury Facilities 111-2-2-.34
       (Amendment Effective 10/1/2008)
    Traumatic Brain Injury Facility Component Plan
        (Effective March 9, 2007)

    Comprehensive Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services 111-2-2-.35
    Comprehensive Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services Component Plan
       (Effective March 9, 2007)

    Long Term Care Hospitals 111-2-2-.36
    Long Term Care Hospitals Component Plan
       (Effective March 9, 2007)

 SPECIAL AND OTHER SERVICES
    Ambulatory Surgery Center Services 111-2-2-.40
       (Amendment Effective 10/1/2008)
    Ambulatory Surgery Center Component Plan
       (Effective June, 1998)

    Positron Emission Tomography Units 111-2-2-.41
    Positron Emission Tomography Unit Component Plan
        (Effective May, 2002)

    Mega Voltage Radiation Therapy Services 111-2-2-.42
    Radiation Therapy Component Plan
       (Effective February, 2001; Amended April 1, 2003)