Certificate of Need

Michigan has a Certificate of Need (CON) Commission that oversees this state regulatory program, which is intended to ensure that only needed health services are developed in Michigan. Michigan’s CON program was enacted in 1972, administered by the Department of Health & Human Services and governed by Part 222 of PA 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended. Nursing homes and hospital long-term care units (HLTCUs) are part of the CON program and operate under review standards. The CON standards for these providers are reviewed every three years and revised through a Standards Advisory Committee (SAC) or a workgroup as assigned by the CON Commission. For more information and a copy of the latest standards for nursing homes and HLTCUs go to the CON website.