Bradley’s healthcare attorneys have extensive experience in navigating the complexities of the Certificate of Need (CON) requirements in Tennessee and Alabama. Our client-focused practice works side by side with providers seeking to build, modify, renovate, or relocate healthcare facilities; initiate certain new healthcare services; or achieve other goals that necessitate a CON.

Because CON applications pose significant operational barriers to healthcare providers, Bradley takes a comprehensive and preemptive approach to helping our clients meet the requirements as efficiently as possible. Our cross-disciplinary legal team monitors legislative, regulatory, judicial, and administrative developments related to health planning and advises clients in the healthcare industry on how these policies affect their plans for acquisitions, development, and expansion so they are prepared to meet any regulatory hurdles.

In addition to providing our clients with regulatory oversight, we regularly represent clients seeking CONs as well as entities opposing the granting of these certificates before the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency and the Alabama State Health Planning and Development Agency. We also litigate CON appeals in both administrative and judicial forums and help providers develop and successfully pursue legislative changes to CON laws critical to the continued operation and success of their businesses.

In addition, members of the Bradley CON practice team wrote the Tennessee sections of the American Health Lawyers Association publication “ A Fifty State Survey of Certificate of Need and Licensure: Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health, and Hospice .”