Public Notice

Last revised date: March 29, 2024

Applications in Review

This section is updated bi-monthly. If you are interested in a specific project’s timeline or additional details see the Certificate of Need (CN) Program's project status page. Projects will be removed from this list once the corresponding evaluation is released.

Application # Facility/Agency Planning Area Hearing Request Due Comment Due
24-02A2 Fresenius Kidney Care Cowlitz Cowlitz 04/10/24 04/30/24
24-07 North Kitsap ASC Kitsap Expedited, n/a 01/02/24
24-08 Everett Transitional Care Services Snohomish 03/27/24 04/16/24
24-14 DaVita Lacey Dialysis Center Thurston 02/20/24 03/11/24

Pro tip: Type CN application # in the search bar on the CN project status webpage (linked above) to quickly find more information on a specific project.


Beginning of CN application review is dictated by WAC 246-310-170.

Public Hearings Requested

This section is updated as hearing requests are received. There are no upcoming public hearings scheduled for CN applications with a decision pending.


The public hearing process for certificate of need is detailed in WAC 246-310-180.

Reconsideration Hearings Granted

This section is updated once a hearing request is granted. There are no upcoming reconsideration hearings granted on CN applications.


The reconsideration process for CN applications is detailed in WAC 246-310-560.

End Stage Renal Disease Emergency Exemption Requests (EER)

This section is updated bi-monthly. For more information on any of the following exemptions see the CN Program's project status page.

EER # Provider Facility # of Temporary Stations Approved
24-01 Puget Sound Kidney Centers PSKC Whidbey Island 2

Pro tip: Type "eer2" in the search bar on the CN project status webpage (linked above) to filter for all EERs.


ESRD emergency exemption requests must meet the requirements outlined by:

Current Appeals

This section is updated bi-monthly. For more information on any of the following cases contact the department's Adjudicative Services Unit.

Case # / Call Name General Information Counsel & Health Law Judge (HLJ) Primary Issue(s)
M2021-911

Snohomish hospice, 2021

CN app#21-45

Petitioner: Bethany Hospice Services LLC

Intervenors: AccentCare/Seasons (#21-54) & Empres Healthcare Group/Eden (#21-47)

AAG: Bucknell

Petitioner: Perkins Coie

Intervenors: Ogden Murphy Wallace & Estok, Barr, McBroom

HLJ: Kuntz

WAC 246-310-210, 230, and 240
M2023-914

Thurston, ASF

CN app#22-45

Petitioner: Pain Care Physicians, LLC

Intervenor: MultiCare

AAG: Bucknell

Petitioner: Tom Grimm, Ryan Swanson

Intervenor: Practus LLP

HLJ: Blye

WAC 246-310-240(1)

M2023-915

Spokane, hospice

CN app#23-21

Petitioner: EmpRes Healthcare Group/Eden

AAG: Bucknell

Petitioner: Michael J. Estok, Lindsay Hart, LLC

HLJ: Blye

WACs 246-310-210, 220, 230, 240, and 290.
M2023-936 & -937

PCI revocation

CN#1407 MultiCare Auburn & VMFH St. Francis

AAG: Bucknell

Respondents: Practus LLP & Polsinelli PC

HLJ: Herington

WAC 246-310-720(1)
M2023-980

Skagit, hospice

CN app#23-20

Petitioner: EmpRes Healthcare Group/Eden

AAG: Bucknell

Petitioner: Michael Estok, Lindsay Hart, LLC

HLJ: Blye

WACs 246-310-210, 220, 230, 240, and 290.
M2023-1034

East King, PCI

CN app#23-28

Petitioner: Swedish

AAG: Bucknell

Petitioner: Steven Pentz

HLJ: Herington

WAC 246-310-720(2)(b)
Court of Appeals, Division 2, 57759

Snohomish hospice, 2020

CN app#20-38

M2020-1079

Petitioner: Seasons/AccentCare

AAGs: Bucknell/Gerard

Petitioner: Ogden Murphy Wallace

HLJ: TBD

WAC 246-310-220, 230, and 240

Additional Health Law Judge final decisions are available on the Adjudicative Services Unit's webpage.

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