The North Carolina Senate adopted its budget for the next fiscal year on May 31, 2019.  The budget proposes a number of changes to the certificate of need (CON) law. These changes were not included in the House’s budget, nor has the House approved any other changes to the CON law this year.  Significant changes proposed by the Senate include the following:

Senate and House leaders will next appoint conferees from their respective houses to negotiate a budget over the next several weeks.  Assuming an agreement is reached, a final proposed budget will be submitted to members of both houses for a vote and eventually presented to Governor Cooper for consideration.

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