Hospice Facility, Operating Certificate



Health, Department of State
Hospices and palliative care facilities must have a certificate to operate in New York State. This certificate is from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

Facilities can provide home or inpatient care. They must have a Certificate of Need (CoN) before applying for the Operating Certificate. The CoN proves that a facility meets a public need, is run by qualified people, and is financially solvent.

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Health (DOH)
Division of Health Facility Planning
Office of Health Systems Management
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 473-7285
Website: http://www.health.state.ny.us

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