South Peninsula Hospital requests a formal determination as to whether a certificate of need (CON) is necessary for proposed expansion of the Homer Medical Center. The expansion includes routine maintenance and routine replacement of equipment, construction of non-clinical space, and construction of additional clinical space for a total of 5,584 SF.
In accordance with A.S. 18.07.031-111 and 7 AAC 07.001-900, the project as presented can proceed without a Certificate of Need. Based on the request for determination, a CON is not required because expenditures for routine maintenance and replacement of equipment are not subject to CON. Further a CON is not required for the proposed project because the expenditures at issue that are subject to CON would not exceed the $1.5 million statutory threshold under AS 18.07.031.