Criteria and Standards

Criteria and Standards used to help guide the development of health care programs and services that have been developed by the State Health Planning Division.

 

Acute Care Bed Need Services

Ambulatory_Surgical_Treatment_Centers

Burn_Units

Cardiac_Catheterization_Services

(Notice to Applicants filing CON applications for cardiac catheterization services:  The current criteria and standards for review of cardiac catheterization CON applications utilize diagnostic-equivalent procedure and weights for measuring laboratory capacity.  The resulting weighted procedures are used in evaluating applications with respect to minimum volume standards.  This data is available by request at the website of the Department of Health (TDH).  An applicant should request diagnostic equivalent cardiac catheterization data for the three most recent years available for all hospital cardiac catheterization providers located within the declared service area at the following link  /health/section/statistics .  Applicants should plan on requesting and receiving this data from TDH at least 2 weeks prior to filing the CON application.)

Comprehensive_Inpatient_Rehabilitation_Services

Construction Renovation _Expansion  Replacement of Health Care Institutions

Free Standing Emergency Departments     ** NEW **

Home_Health_Services_Criteria_and_Standards  (Please see letter below *)

     *TennCare Letter Regarding Home Health

Hospice_Services 

Intellectual_Disability_Institutional_Habilitation_Facility

Long_Term_Hospital_Beds

Magnetic_Resonance_Imaging

Megavoltage_Radiation_Therapy

Neonatal_Nursery_Services (Recently Updated)

Non-Residential_Substitution-Based_Treatment_Center_for_Opiate_Addiction

Nursing_Home_Services 

Open_Heart_Surgery_Services

Organ Transplantation   ** NEW  **

Outpatient_Diagnostic_Centers

Positron_Emission_Tomography

Psychiatric_Inptatient_Services (Recently Updated)