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Human Resources - State Health Planning - Project Denial Appeals Files

Identifier: 080-15-035

Scope and Contents

This series consists of all records documenting the findings following an applicant's request for appeal when a Project Application is denied. Because of the massiveness of an appeal file, and the lengthiness of an investigation, the following listing (with an explanation of each instrument) represents documents normally included in an appeal file: 1. Application - submitted by an applicant (individual, institution or corporation) which may be: for building new institutions to provide health care at a given location in the community; for modernization of an existing facility; for expansion; or for procurement of high value equipment. Included in the application is the applicant's justification for his proposal, which normally includes substantial statistical data as well as the applicant's narration describing why such a request should be approved by SHPDA. 2. Health Systems Agency's Analysis and Recommendation - the Health Service Agency (HSA), covering that area for which the application is proposed, analyzes the plan and provides the State Agency with written findings and recommendations. 3. Decision of the State Health Planning and Development Agency ­after making an independent study of the proposal submitted and evaluating the analysis of the Health Systems Agency, this Agency must make a written finding as to the denial or approval of the applicant's request. 4. Request for an Appeal - the applicant, or any aggrieved party in the community, may submit a request for an appeal to the State Health Planning Review Board. The Chairman of the Review Board makes a finding as to the appropriateness of the appeal and establishes a date for a hearing, if an appeal has been properly made. 5. Record of the Appeal - includes (a) a certified copy of the application and all related documents; (b) a certified copy of the Rules and Regulations promulgated by this Agency; (c) a certified document of the agreement between the Secretary of Health and Human Services and this Agency to conduct such reviews and make pertinent findings; and (d) a certified copy of the demographic data used in making the analysis. Also included is a verbatim transcript of all testimony provided at the Appeal hearing. This record is accompanied by-all exhibits presented by the applicant and the State during the appeal process. 6. Legal Document describing findings of the Appeal findings represent the final determination of the State and are used in the enforcement process of the Certificate of Need Law unless the appeal is referred to the Courts for further action. See RGSGSERIES 80-15-37, State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) Regulatory Project Files, for documents relating to approving or denying applications for establishing, constructing or renovating health facilities after proving the need for such.


  • Created: 1981-1999


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Arrangement Note

The files of this series are arranged alphabetically by county and then alphabetically by name of facility. The projects have all been assigned code numbers which are indicated on the finding aid.

Human Resources - State Health Planning - Project Denial Appeals Files
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Morrow GA 30260 United States