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Certificate of Need

In part, HSANV pursues its basic mission of promoting the improvement of community-based health services through planning and planning-based Certificate of Public Need (COPN) regulation.

The legislation authorizing regional health planning in Virginia was enacted with the purpose of restraining increases in the cost of health services, improving access to care, promoting health services that are needed and preventing the development of those that are not justified. HSANV’s planning and regulatory functions fulfill these responsibilities.

Application materials for a Certificate of Need are obtained through the state’s COPN program office and can be downloaded from the website. Applications for proposed facilities and/or services in Health Planning Region II/Planning District 8 are submitted to both the state offices and to the HSANV offices.

CON Contact Information

Virginia Certificate of Public Need (COPN) program

Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia (HSANV)

Peter Boswell, Director

9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Suite 401


Dean Montgomery, Executive Director

3040 Williams Dr.
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031