Health Care

Health issues impact both the quality of life of our citizens and the effectiveness of our workforce. The State Chamber of Oklahoma Research Foundation studies key metrics related to the health of our citizens and the accessibility of our health care services.



Issue Brief: Certificate-of-Need Laws

Issue Brief: Certificate-of-Need Laws

October 30, 2018

Certificate-of-Need (CON) laws require healthcare providers to obtain government permission before they open or expand their practices or purchase certain devices or new technologies. The intent of these CON programs was to restrain health care facility costs and facilitate coordinated planning of new services and facility construction.