The History and Future of North Carolina’s Certificate of Need Law

Date April 1, 2020
Location PNC Arena
Time 11:30AM - 1:05PM
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The History and Future of North Carolina’s Certificate of Need Law

The North Carolina Certificate of Need law prohibits health care providers from acquiring, replacing or adding to their facilities or equipment without the prior approval of the Department of Health and Human Services.  There has been much discussion over the past several years among Healthcare attorneys, the medical community and legislators about the need for the Certificate of Need law to continue in the future. 

Come join TCREW as we hear from Noah Huffstetler, Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP – Attorneys and Counselors at Law about the implications of eliminating the Certificate of Need law.  How will such a move affect the Urban/Rural divide?  How does Certificate of Need affect competition between medical practices and hospitals?  What are the implications for Commercial Real Estate development, acquisition, leasing and finance?  Without a Certificate of Need requirement, could North Carolina become a destination for healthcare tourism?


Noah H. Huffstetler, III practices in the areas of healthcare law, administrative law, and business and appellate litigation. Mr. Huffstetler is a lecturer in healthcare law, having participated in programs sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Hospital Association, the North Carolina Medical Society, and the Duke University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration.

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