Health Care Facility Services   State Health Plan  

On this page users will find: 

  • Each chapter of the State Health Plan currently in effect. These chapters contain descriptions of relevant issues and policies, need and utilization forecasting methodologies, and Certificate of Need (CON) project review standards that CON applicants will need to address. Need and utilization projections are also posted with the relevant chapters.
  • Proposed regulations and draft State Health Plan updates that are currently in development and under review. This section includes, when applicable, a record of public comments as well as the resulting staff summary, analysis, and recommendations.
  • A link to contact MHCC staff for those seeking documents not posted on this page which can provide an historic record of the development path of selected plan chapters and regulations, as well as other related information.

State Health Plan (Certificate of Need - regulated services)

10.24.07: State Health Plan: an Overview; Psychiatric Services; Emergency Medical Services

10.24.08: Nursing Home Services

10.24.09:  Specialized Health Care Services: Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

10.24.10: Acute Hospital Services

10.24.11: General Surgical Services

10.24.12: Inpatient Obstetrical Services

10.24.13: Hospice Services

10.24.14: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Intermediate Care Facility Treatment Services

10.24.15: Organ Transplant Services

10.24.16: Home Health Agency Services

10.24.17: Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Artery Intervention Services

10.24.18: Neonatal Intensive Care Services

10.24.19: Freestanding Medical Facilities

Proposed Regulations And Draft State Health Plan Chapters For Public Review And Comment

COMAR 10.24.07: State Health Plan for Facilities Services: Overview, Psychiatric Services, and Emergency Services

White Paper:  Maryland Acute Psychiatric Hospital Services (2/17/19)

 COMAR 10.24.20 :State Health Plan for Facilities Services:  Comprehensive Care Facility Services


If you are seeking earlier documents that may provide a record of the development path of certain plan chapters and regulations, contact Paul Parker, Director, Center for Health Facilities Planning and Development:


Last Updated: 5/16/2019