Delaware Health Resources Board
The Delaware Health Resources Board (HRB) Certificate of Public Review (CPR) program, like other national
Certificate of Need (CON) programs, originated to regulate the number of beds in hospitals and nursing
homes and essentially prevent excessive purchasing of expensive equipment. Per the Joint Sunset Committee
2012 Final Report the Delaware Health Resources Board (HRB) transitioned from the Division of Public Health
to the Department Health and Social Services, Office of the Secretary, the
Delaware Health Care Commission (HCC).
The HCC provides the administration and staffing for the board and the CPR program which is regulated
through the Delaware Code
16 Del. Code §9301
. The primary goal for the CPR process is to control health care cost through a formal review process
used to ensure public scrutiny of certain health care developments in the state. These reviews are focused
on balancing concerns for access, cost and quality. A Letter of Intent begins the CPR process and interested
applicants will find the entire process, start to finish, on this website.