WVHCA: Proposed Amendment to West Virginia CON Law Defintion of "Private Office Practice"

On June 15, 2010, the West Virginia Health Care Authority filed a Notice of a Comment Period on a Proposed Rule with the West Virginia Secretary of State amending West Virginia CSR 65-7, Certificate of Need Rule.

According to the Summary and Statement of Circumstances filed with the Proposed Rule the “amendment clarifies the definition of “private office practice” for purposes of administering the Certificate of Need Program. Those entities meeting this criteria may be eligible for an exemption from Certificate of Need review pursuant to West Virginia Code 16-2D-R(a).”

Written comments on the Proposed Rule are due on or before July 16, 2010.