HB 660 – Repeal CON/Certain Facilities & Procedures

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort, Craven); Rep. Edward Goodwin (R-Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington); Rep. Bobby Hanig (R-Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico); Rep. Wayne Sasser (R-Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly)



This bill exempts licensed ophthalmologists who provide ocular surgical procedures in one or more ocular surgical procedure rooms from obtaining certificates of need to license that setting as an ambulatory surgical facility with the existing number of ocular surgical procedure rooms if certain specified conditions are met, including that the application includes a commitment to and a plan for serving indigent and medically underserved populations.


This bill also amends current provisions exempting a person providing gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures in specified settings from requiring a certificate of need license by modifying the allowable accrediting entities.


This bill also exempts a new institutional health service for which an entity proposes to develop, acquire, construct, expand, or replace a health service facility or service that obtained a certificate of need approval prior to October 1, 2021 from certificate of need review for (1) a chemical dependency treatment center; (2) a kidney disease treatment center; and (3) a psychiatric facility.



Filed – 4/22/2021