Certificate of Need Veto Moves to House

Thanks to the overwhelming response of LEAd Grassroots members, the Senate voted to override the Governor’s veto on the State Certification of Need and Health Care Facility Act, S.232 (Cleary), last Thursday afternoon. The override is now pending on the House Calendar and may come up tomorrow during the special session.
Although S.232 specifically addresses narcotic treatment centers, SCHA has been monitoring this legislation as we would any legislation concerning the Certificate of Need process. Our position of monitor was heightened based on the Governor Haley's veto message. The Governor believes that CON stifles competition and the program should be eliminated completely in favor of free market competition.
The overall SCHA message is that we strongly support the Certificate of Need process, as it seeks to minimize the duplication of services and thus help keep costs from escalating unnecessarily. A Legislative Alert & Call to Action was sent out Friday. If you have not already asked your Representative to vote to override the veto on S.232, please do so!

06-07-2011 05:00 (EDT)