Factors in the New York Article 28 Facility Approval Process

Factors in the New York Article 28 Facility Approval Process By Ian LifshutzMuch speculation and rumor exists in New York with regard to obtaining a Certificate of Need from the Department of Health for a Surgery Center or a Diagnostic and Treatment Center. These Certificate of Need facilities are sought after by doctors and non-doctors alike, since the ability to collect a facility fee provides a wide range of opportunities not available in a traditional practice. Additionally, it permits non-doctors to be owners of such a facility which is specifically approved by the New York State Department of Health.

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