SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In quite a few states throughout the country, Certificate of Need (CON) laws continue to fuel debate. In one of those, Illinois, a state senator recently introduced a bill calling for the elimination of the nine-member Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, which would effectively discontinue the CON law as well. For the most part, the pros and cons of CON that are currently being debated in Illinois reflect the arguments taking place in some other states as well.
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