Michael Thompson, chairmand and president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, testified in February 2016 to the Virginia House Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions, in support of a bill to reform Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need (COPN, or simply CON) laws.
In support of Del. John O’Bannon’s bill, Thompson concluded, “It’s time for Virginia to dramatically reform its COPN law. Total removal of this law would be ideal and the results in other states can be your guide in how to do that.”
Thompson provided this testimony to Health Care News.