Ohio nursing facilities should be aware of the following Certificate of Need (CON) implications arising out of the recent budget bill (HB 110):
Reviewability Threshold Increased. The CON reviewability threshold for renovation projects was increased from $2 million to $4 million dollars. This means that renovations costing less than $4 million dollars will not require CON approval.
CON Restrictions Lifted. The budget bill did not extend the temporary CON law that was in effect between October 17, 2019 and July 1, 2021, and had contained several restrictions on CON activity. Thus, Ohio nursing facilities may now file CONs for the relocation of existing nursing home beds within the same county, and replacement of existing nursing homes in the same county.
Contiguous County Relocations Continue. Contiguous county CON bed relocations may also still be filed (maximum of 30 beds to an existing nursing faciilty once every 5 years).
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