RD34 - Report of the Office of Licensure and Certification and Charity Care Stakeholders Workgroup RE: Potential Impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as related to the Imposition of Conditions on Certificates of Public Need

Executive Summary:
Senate Bill 942 (2013) requires that the Department of Health (VDH), in consultation with industry stakeholders, review the provisions of §32.1-102.4 of the Code of Virginia – pertaining to conditions of certificates of public need (COPN) - and the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), to identify potential impacts on Virginia's uninsured population, and the COPN holders’ ongoing ability to meet their agreed upon conditions. The workgroup was also to consider expanding the categories of patients whose care may be included in conditions on certificates, including disabled veterans with service-related injuries, patients receiving services under the state plan for medical assistance, and others.