Welcome to the New HANYS.org!

Click start to learn more about its new features.

Navigate the Site by Content Area

  • If you're looking for all that HANYS has to offer, choose the "All HANYS" view.
  • If you're looking for content targeted at Executive, Finance, Quality, or Government Affairs professionals, choose one of those views from the menu.
  • You can switch between views at any time.

Choose Your Home Page

  • Choose either All HANYS, Executive, Finance, Quality, or Government Affairs.
  • You can change this setting at any time; just click "Change My Preferred View."
  • You can view other home pages without having to change your setting.
  • Click the HANYS logo to get back to your chosen home page.

Quickly Access Time-Sensitive Content in One Location

  • Access your facility-specific analyses.
  • Register for upcoming events.
  • Read the latest Member Updates, HANYS News, and Daily Headlines.

Create a List of Favorites by Starring Items

  • Star analyses, events, updates, and news items to keep for future reference.
  • Review your customized list of resources at your convenience.
  • Clean out your email inbox; the information you need is organized in one place.

Now It's Time to Check Out the New Features!

Get Started
Main Menu
🔍 📞 🔍
Sign into your HANYS account

HANYS-Backed CON Bill Advances in State Senate; Introduced in Assembly

Bookmark and Share


The New York State Senate Health Committee approved a bill (S.4992, Hannon) that would remove all routine maintenance and non-clinical projects from the Certificate of Need (CON) process and eliminate the requirement for pre-opening surveys for certain projects. The bill was introduced today in the Assembly (A.7665, Russell).

The legislation, available to members on HANYS’ Web site, requires passage by the full Senate and Assembly.

HANYS helped develop this legislation as part of its regulatory reform agenda to continue efforts to remove routine health care facility projects from the CON process.

Under the proposal, the following types of projects would no longer require any type of prior state approval or review, regardless of the cost of the project: 

  • repair or maintenance, including routine purchases and acquisition of minor equipment;
  • non-clinical infrastructure projects, including replacement of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, roofs, fire alarm and call bell systems, parking lots, and elevators; and
  • one-for-one equipment replacements, including replacement of equipment with another piece of equipment used for similar purposes but employing advanced technology, provided that written notice is submitted to the Department of Health (DOH) together with, when appropriate, written certification that the project meets all applicable statutes, codes, and regulations specified in the certification statement.

The proposal would also allow the state to forgo pre-opening surveys when facilities agree to self-certify compliance with all applicable construction guidelines and regulations.  Contact: Frederick Heigel


Published May 13, 2011