by Becki Gray
Former Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
SB 462 which makes changes to NC’s outdated and draconian Certificate of Need (CON) laws is on its way to Governor Cooper’s desk. The John Locke Foundation has advocated for CON reform for decades. CON laws drive up costs, limit access and impede quality of health care. Although this year’s reforms stop short of complete repeal, it is a great move forward and one JLF has actively supported.
WRAL summarizes the changes:
The bill passed the House 100-3 and the Senate 48-1. Governor Cooper should sign it right away.
For everything you’d like to know and more about CON, JLF has you covered:
226 research pieces from JLF: https://www.johnlocke.org/?s=Certificate+of+Need
483 entries in Carolina Journal: https://www.carolinajournal.com/?s=certificate+of+need
You can count on JLF to continue to push for additional reforms until NC’s CON laws are repealed completely. In the meantime, SB 462 is a great move forward.