The Governor’s Office has approved the following Certificate of Need (CON) standards for the West Virginia Health Care Authority (WVHCA): End Stage Renal Disease, Home Health, and In-Home Personal Care. The revised standards will be added to the WVHCA website; Home Health standards will continue to use the current need methodology.
Updated standards include the following changes:
End Stage Renal Disease - added an exemption allowance to the standard for the development of an end stage renal disease facility in an underserved area, without going through full CON review.
Home Health - updated to correlate with daily operations of today’s home health facilities.
In-Home Personal Care - clarified the need methodology to reflect more accurate patient utilization by county.
Due to changes to the In-Home Personal Care standards, the need methodology is being updated and will be available on the WVHCA website by June 1, 2023. WVHCA will not receive/accept any Certificate of Need applications for In-Home Personal Care utilizing the revised standards until June 1, 2023.