DOH issues updated Certificate of Need exemption forms for psych beds

December 3, 2021

The Department of Health issued updated Certificate of Need (CON) exemption forms for additional psych beds. DOH issued the new forms due to changes made in SB 5236 (2021) that extended the CON exemption for psychiatric beds until June 30, 2023. The new forms for hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW and psychiatric hospitals licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW are found as PDFs on the Certificate of Need Program’s application forms webpage under the “Hospital” category. Hospitals may email to request the updated forms as Word documents. Please see WSHA’s bulletin on SB 5236 for more information about the CON exemption extension.


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