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You may order the 2014 State Medical Facilities Plan here.

The State Medical Facilities Plan is an annual document which contains policies and methodologies used in determining need for new health care facilities and services in North Carolina. "Need Determinations" and, where appropriate, "Certificate of Need Application Due Dates" are listed in each service area chapter. The plan also contains background information on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council, the annual planning cycle, and general policies related to implementing the planning cycle.

The State Medical Facilities Plan is developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, under the direction of the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council, (pursuant to G.S. 131E-177 (PDF, 13 KB)) and approved by the governor. Each plan takes effect on January 1st and expires on December 31st.