Earlier this year, Governor Dannel Malloy issued an Executive Order establishing a Certificate of Need (CON)Task Force. The Task Force was directed to undertake a review and analysis of the state’s CON process and programs, and determine if changes are necessary to ensure quality of care and access for all state residents and the preservation of an open and competitive health care market. CSMS Past President Gary Price, MD is a member of the CON Task Force, and has been a strong advocate for physicians.
CSMS, with the support or several surgical specialty organizations, recently submitted comments in response to recommendations proposed by the Task Force. Additional comments have been provided by the American Medical Association (AMA).
The CON Task Force will present its final recommendations to the Legislature on January 15, 2017.