(a)  After receipt of a letter of intent, the agency shall determine whether the proposed project requires a certificate of need.

(b)  When any of the equipment listed in G.S. 131E-176(16)(f1) or (p) is acquired in parts or piecemeal fashion, the acquisition shall be determined to require a certificate of need on the date that the components are assembled.

(c)  If the agency determines that the project requires a certificate of need, the agency shall determine the appropriate review category or categories for the proposed project, the type or types of application forms to be submitted, the number of separate applications to be submitted, the applicable review period for each application, and the deadline date for submitting each application, as contained in this Subchapter.

(d)  Copies of the application forms may be obtained from the agency.

(e)  Proposals requiring review shall be reviewed according to the categories and schedule set forth in the duly adopted State Medical Facilities Plan in effect at the time the scheduled review period commences, as contained in this Subchapter.

(f)  Applications are competitive if they, in whole or in part, are for the same or similar services and the agency determines that the approval of one or more of the applications may result in the denial of another application reviewed in the same review period.


History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Amendment Eff. September 1, 1993 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Authority G.S. 131E-177;

Eff. October 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1996; January 4, 1994; January 1, 1990; January 1, 1987;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001.