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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 230. State Medical Facilities Plan

12VAC5-230-30. Guiding principles in the development of project review criteria and standards.

The following general principles serve as the basis for the development of the review criteria and standards for specific medical care facilities and services contained in this document:

1. The COPN program is based on the understanding that excess capacity or underutilization of medical facilities are detrimental to both cost effectiveness and quality of medical services in Virginia.

2. The COPN program seeks the geographical distribution of medical facilities and to promote the availability and accessibility of proven technologies.

3. The COPN program seeks to promote the development and maintenance of services and access to those services by every person who needs them without respect to their ability to pay.

4. The COPN program seeks to encourage the conversion of facilities to new and efficient uses and the reallocation of resources to meet evolving community needs.

5. The COPN program discourages the proliferation of services that would undermine the ability of essential community providers to maintain their financial viability.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-102.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-30-100 § 3, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 9, eff. February 15, 2009.

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