Certificate Of Need
Staff from the Federal Trade Commission have recommended Alaska repeal its certificate-of-need laws, which require healthcare providers to get state approval before they can expand by opening new locations, adding services or making some kinds of capital investment.
Ending nursing home certificate-of-need laws could spur innovation within the sector, one expert argued in a published journal piece in June.
HAWAII — One of the most expensive states in the country for long-term care is staring down the barrel of dwindling budgets and a rapidly growing elderly population. Officials are taking proactive measures to ensure adequate funding and better engage aging residents.