Nevada requires CONs within two broad categories – facilities and emergency medical transport. Further, it limits its requirements to healthcare facilities in rural areas and new medical helicopter services. Nevada’s exceptions outnumber its CON requirements five to two, and urban healthcare facilities are entirely exempt from any CON requirements.

COVID-19 Response

As of May 15, 2020, Nevada had not suspended any CON requirements in response to COVID-19.

Application Process

In Nevada, the CON application process takes between 75 and 90 days. Nev. Admin. Code § 439A.405. Applications can be submitted at any time but DHHS will only review applications that address need that is projected to arise within the next five years. Nev. Admin. Code § 439A.355(2). The nonrefundable fee for a CON application is $9,500. Nev. Admin. Code § 439A.365(2). Competitors can intervene in the application process and can offer evidence or argument as to why an application should be denied. Nev. Admin. Code §§ 439A.395, .415(4).

Types of CONs

CON? Number of CONs Moratoria Temporary COVID-19 response:
Hospital Beds No - - -
Beds Outside Hospitals No - - -
Equipment No - - -
Facilities/ Buildings Yes 1 - No action
Services No - - -
Emergency Medical Transport Yes 1 - No action

For more details, including exceptions and statutes, read the state's full profile here.

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