You are a health systems analyst with MegaHealth. After seeing a news report on the aging of American, the board chair has expressed an interest in opening long-term care facilities in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The vice president for planning has asked you for background information on Certificate of Need (CON) requirements in these states.
Prepare a brief passage that defines a CON and explores the pros and cons of the law. Then, create a TABLE that compares the legal requirements for CONs in those three states. Finally, summarize your findings.
Which state law is the least onerous? Why? Which one is the most difficult of the three? Why? Are they controversial? If so, in what way?