Iowa Certificate of Need Program: Overview and Legislative Update

Location: WEBINAR


Catherine Cownie and Adam Freed, BrownWinick health law attorneys, will provide an update on recent legislative developments related to Iowa’s Certificate of Need ("CON") program, as well as an overview of the process for applying for and receiving a CON, in a one-hour WEBINAR on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This WEBINAR is sponsored by LeadingAge Iowa.

For over 40 years, Iowa law has required a CON prior to offering certain new or changed institutional health services. The CON requirement applies to a variety of health care facilities and services, including the construction and expansion of nursing facilities. Recent statements by Governor Branstad suggest he may push legislation during the 2017 legislative session that would result in substantial change to Iowa’s CON program or even the complete elimination of the program. Changes to the CON program will have a significant impact on long-term-care providers in Iowa.