Certificate of Need
At Gilchrist Donnell, we are recognized leaders in certificate of need law. Fostering relationships and providing principled service have earned our attorneys the respect of healthcare providers, other counsel, and both State and Federal agencies. Over the last twenty years, we have successfully ushered applications through the CON process for new ambulatory surgical facilities, nursing homes, MRI and PET scanners, in addition to those for additional services such as open-heart surgery and cardiac catheterization services for existing hospitals. Our attorneys successfully guided a client through the complex regulatory process so that they could build and open one of only two new hospitals allowed in Mississippi since the CON laws took effect in the 1980s. Our experience is unparalleled when it comes to counsel on certificate of need issues.