LHCSA Public Need Metholdology

Request for Information

July 2018

Dear Interested Party:

Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2018 gives the Department of Health authority to develop a public need methodology for the approval of Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs). Prior to this, the Public Health and Health Planning Council was restricted to only reviewing the character, competence and standing in the community of the applicant’s incorporators, directors, sponsors, stockholders, or operators. The new public need methodology will ensure adequate supply of LHCSAs are available and accessible, while avoiding the proliferation of unneeded agencies.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather input for the development of the public need methodology for LHCSAs pursuant to Section 9-b of Part B of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2018. The RFI seeks recommendations for planning area designations, factors to include in the methodology, exceptions to the methodology, and additional requirements or priority considerations to include.

Please send comments and recommendations to ALTCteam@health.ny.gov no later than October 12, 2018.

Schedule of Events

Deadline to Send Comments and Recommendations EXTENDED UNTIL: October 26, 2018 by 5PM

Contact Information

  • Mark L. Kissinger
    Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Health
    New York State Department of Health
    Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management
    Email: ALTCteam@health.ny.gov