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Hospice Facility, Operating Certificate


State Health, Department of

Hospices and palliative care facilities must have a certificate to operate in New York State. This certificate is from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

Facilities can provide home or inpatient care. They must have a Certificate of Need (CoN) before applying for the Operating Certificate. The CoN proves that a facility meets a public need, is run by qualified people, and is financially solvent.

NYS Department of Health (DOH)

Division of Health Facility Planning
Office of Health Systems Management
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12206
Phone (518) 473-7285
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