West Virginia Health Care Authority

The HCA Mission

The West Virginia Health Care Authority works to:
  • Protect Citizens from unreasonable increases in the cost of healthcare services;
  • Promote appropriate distribution of quality health care services;
  • Promote the financial viability of the healthcare delivery system; and,
  • Assure the collection, analysis and dissemination of health related information to citizens, providers, policy makers and other customers.


All West Virginians will have appropriate access to a continuum of affordable, quality, coordinated healthcare services.

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Welcome to the West Virginia Health Care Authority’s Website.

The West Virginia Health Care Authority Operations:

  • Regulates the need for capital expenditures of covered services for health facilities through the certificate of need (CON) program. 
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates health care financial and clinical data to assess utilization, access, costs, and quality.

News and Announcements


 Neonatal Intensive Care Units

The CON Standards for Neonatal Intensive Care Units were approved by the Governor on August 21, 2020.  A copy of the approved Standards can be found by clicking on the link below

•       Neonatal Intensive Care Units


 Exemption from Certificate of Need - Public Comment


The West Virginia Health Care Authority has scheduled a public comment period to receive comments on the Exemption from Certificate of Need Rule.  The Rule can be found here:  http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/ruleview.aspx?document=17255&KeyWord=

Written comments may be submitted to April L. Robertson, General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Resources, One Davis Square, Suite 100, Charleston, WV 25301 or via email at April.L.Robertson@wv.gov. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 23, 2020.

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