15 Calendar Days Before CON Application Filed
Notice of Intent Filed with MSDH, Health Planning and Resource Development.
CON application received
Notice of application receipt appears in the on-line CON Weekly Report. Application is reviewed for completeness within 15 calendar days of receipt.
- Incomplete Application
Applicant is notified of documentation that is missing from application and given 15 calendar days to submit. If missing information is not submitted within 15 calendar days, the application is administratively withdrawn, unless the applicant requests additional time and submits a Waiver of Time Period for Review.
- Complete Application
30-day public comment period begins. Notice published on-line. Letter sent to applicant.
45 Days After Receipt of Application: Ex parte rule takes effect
Staff Analysis published
Staff analysis with recommendation to approve or disapprove published on the website along with Legal Notice and in next CON Weekly Report. Letter sent to applicant.
Affected parties have 10 days from the date the Staff Analysis is published to request an administrative hearing.
55 days after receipt of application: Ex parte rule remains in effect
Hearing date set within 60 days from this date, unless all parties submit Agreement to Waive Time Periods; published in next CON Weekly report on-line.
Independent Hearing Officer conducts hearing, makes findings of fact and issues recommendation to State Health Officer within 45 days of close of hearing.
Legal Notice published on website informing public of date Final Order with decision by State Health Officer will be issued.
No Hearing Requested
Legal Notice published on website informing public when the Final Order with decision by State Health Officer will be issued.
90 days after receipt of application
Final Order issued by State Health Officer. Public notified by Press release issued by Office of Communications.
Within 20 days of issuance of final order
Appeal may be filed
Appeal must be filed in the appropriate Chancery Court.
Ex parte rule:
After publication of the staff analysis, and before a written is made by the State Health Officer, there shall be no ex parte contacts between (a) any person acting on behalf of the applicant or holder of the CON or an person opposed to the issuance or in favor of the withdrawal of the CON and (b) the State Health Officer; the Deputy State Health Officer; the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Health Regulation, the hearing officer; or the staff of Health Planning and Resource Development.