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WVC 16 - 2 D- 11 §16-2D-11. Nontransference, time period compliance and withdrawal of certificate of need.

(a)A certificate of need is nontransferable and shall be valid for a maximum of one year from the date of issuance. A transfer includes the sale, lease, transfer of stock or partnership shares, or other comparable arrangement which has the effect of transferring the control of the owner of the certificate of need. Upon the expiration of the certificate or during the certification period, the person proposing the new institutional health service shall provide the state agency such information on the development of the project as the state agency may request. The state agency shall periodically monitor capital expenditures obligated under certificates, determine whether sufficient progress is being made in meeting the timetable specified in the approved application for the certificate and whether there has been compliance with the application and any conditions of certification. The certificate of need may be extended by the state agency for additional periods of time as are reasonably necessary to expeditiously complete the project. A certificate of need may no longer be in effect, and may no longer be required, after written notice of substantial compliance with the approved application and any conditions of certification is issued to the applicant, after the activity is undertaken for which the certificate of need was issued, and after the state agency is provided written notice of such undertaking. The person proposing a new institutional health service may not be issued a license therefor until the state agency has issued a written notice of substantial compliance with the approved application and any conditions of certification, nor may a new institutional health service be used until such person has received such notice. A new institutional health service may not be found to be in substantial compliance with the approved application and any conditions of certification if there is a substantial change, as defined in rules adopted pursuant to subsection (b), subdivision (10), section three of this article, in the approved new institutional health service for which change a certificate of need has not been issued.

(b) (1) The certificate of need may be withdrawn by the state agency for:

(A) Insufficient progress in meeting the timetable specified in the approved application for the certificate and for not making a good faith effort to meet it in developing the project; or

(B) Noncompliance with any conditions of certification; or

(C) A substantial change, as defined in rules adopted pursuant to subdivision (10), subsection (b), section three of this article, in an approved new institutional health service for which change a certificate of need has not been issued; or

(D) Material misrepresentation by an applicant upon which the state agency relied in making its decision; or

(E) Other reasons that may be established by the state agency in rules adopted pursuant to section eight of this article.

(2) Any decision of the state agency to withdraw a certificate of need shall be based solely on:

(A) The provisions of this article and on rules adopted in accordance with section eight of this article; and

(B) The record established in administrative proceedings held with respect to the state agency's proposal to withdraw the certificate.

(3) In the case of a proposed withdrawal of a certificate of need:

(A) After commencement of a hearing on the state agency's proposal to withdraw a certificate of need and before a decision is made on withdrawal, there may be no ex parte contacts between: (i) The holder of the certificate of need, any person acting on behalf of the holder, or any person in favor of the withdrawal; and (ii) any person in the state agency who exercises responsibility respecting withdrawal of the certificate;

(B) The state agency shall follow the notification of review provisions of subsections (g) and (h), the public hearing provisions of subsection (l), the notification of the status of review and findings provisions of subsection (o), the annual report provisions of subsection (p), and the reconsideration provisions of subsection (r), all of section seven of this article, and the conditional decision provisions of subsection (d), and the notification of decision and findings provisions of subsection (g), section nine of this article; and

(C) Appeals of withdrawals of certificates of need shall be made pursuant to section ten of this article.

(4) A new institutional health service may not be acquired, offered, or developed within this state if a certificate of need authorizing that new institutional health service has been withdrawn by the state agency and the acquisition, offering, or development of the new institutional health service is subject to review under this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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