Planning, Development, Quality (Formerly CON)


Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) Adopted Rules


Hospital Cooperation Act (HCA)

Pursuant to the Hospital Cooperation Act of 1992, a hospital may apply to the Certificate of Need Unit [CONU] for a Certificate of Public Advantage which will authorize the hospital to enter into a cooperative agreement with another hospital in the state if the likely benefits resulting from the agreement outweigh any disadvantages attributable to a reduction in competition that might result from the agreement. See 22 MRSA chapter 405-A and 10-144 CMR Ch 500 for the application, public hearing and decision process.


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