Certificate of Need Appeal

We represented Highland Hospital in a Certificate of Need appeal. Our client sought a Certificate of Need to place 150 mental health beds, with a total capital expenditure exceeding $40 million, in a vacant facility formerly owned by United Hospital Center. The Certificate was granted, but then appealed by a competitor, who raised issues of financial feasibility, necessity of the project, and compliance with the state health plan, and alleged that it was denied due process. The matter was appealed to the Office of Judges, an administrative appeal body, and our client’s Certificate was upheld.