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Details for Service State Medical Facilities Plan
Service Name State Medical Facilities Plan Program Name Capacity Building
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure the capacity to deliver health and safety services to children and/or adults through collaboration, networks, partnerships and workforce development.
Division Division of Health Service Regulation
Service Description


The SMFP is an annual document developed by the SHCC with support from Agency staff. The SMFP includes need projections for certain health care facilities, services, and equipment within the state for which a Certificate of Need (CON) may be applied.  Agency staff collects data from various sources including annual license renewal applications; registration and inventory of medical equipment forms; regional kidney organizations; the CON Section; substance abuse data forms; data from Thomson Reuters; the statewide data processor and population data from the Office of State Budget and Management.  The process of creating the SMFP includes these steps:

  • Scheduling SHCC and SHCC committee meetings and providing technical support during those meetings.
  • Scheduling SHCC workgroups and providing technical support during those meetings.
  • Scheduling and convening public hearings to receive comments for changes to the need methodologies and policies in the proposed SMFP.
  • Uploading draft documents to the Agency website in advance of hearings and meetings for public review.                                
  • Receiving and analyzing petitions and drafting agency reports and recommendations for consideration by the SHCC.                  
  • Revising the SMFP in accordance with the SHCC's recommendations.
  • Reviewing the final SMFP with the Governor's staff prior to the Governor's review.           
This service benefits the general population of North Carolina.


Web Site http://ncdhhs.gov/dhsr Year First Initiated 1975
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Federal Public Law PL 93-641
State Statute GS Article 9 131e-175-190
State Statute G.S. 131E-177

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0