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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 ยง9301 . 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.

Certificate of Public Review Application Information

State Board Regulatory Information Reports and Publications