The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (“HSDA”) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (“CON”) is a permit for the establishment or modification of a health care institution, facility or service at a designated location. Members of the HSDA meet monthly to review and consider CON applications, and attorneys from the BABC Certificate of Need Practice Team regularly attend such meetings, and also review communications from the HSDA. This newsletter is provided to our clients and friends to provide a summary of recent and upcoming activities before the HSDA. Please contact any member of our Practice Team if you would like more information.