Certificate of Need Commission

Certificate of Need (CON) is a state regulatory program intended to balance the cost, quality, and access of Michigan's health care system.  This is to ensure that needed services and facilities afford quality health care for the residents of the state.  Certificate of Need is governed by Part 222 of PA 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended. 

The eleven member Commission, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, has the responsibility to develop, approve, disapprove, or revise CON Review Standards.  The Review Standards are used by the CON Program Section to issue decisions on CON applications.  The Commission evaluates the Review Standards for modification on a three-year rotating schedule as identified on the Commission Workplan.  The Commission also has the authority to make recommendations to revise the list of covered clinical services subject to CON review.

Click here to access the CON homepage and meeting information


MCL 333.22211, Act 368 of 1978

Contact Information

Brenda Rogers
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Telephone: (517) 335-6708
Fax: (517) 241-1200
Email: rogersb1@michigan.gov 



James B. Falahee, Jr, Kalamazoo - Chairperson
Term Expires: April 9, 2019
Denise Brooks-Williams, Detroit
Term Expires: April 9, 2019
Robert L. Hughes, Grand Rapids
Company that is not Self-Insured for Health Coverage
Term Expires: January 1, 2020
Stewart Wang, Ann Arbor
Physician licensed under part 170 or 175 representing a school of medicine or osteopathic medicine
Term expires: April 9, 2020

Tressa Gardner, Waterford
Osteopathic Physicians engaged in the practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery
Term expires: April 9, 2020


Tom Mittelbrun, Lake Orion

Organized Labor Unions
Term Expires: January 1, 2021
Amy McKenzie, Washington Township
Nonprofit health care corporations
Term expires: January 1, 2021
John Lindsey Dood, Interlochen
Nursing homes
Term expires: April 9, 2021

Melisa (Lisa) Oca, Ann Arbor
Individuals licensed under Part 170 to engage in the practice of medicine
Term expires April 9, 2021
Debra Guido-Allen, Sterling Heights
Term Expires: January 1, 2022
Melanie Lalonde, Grosse Pointe Park
Company Self-Insured for Health Coverage
Term Expires: January 1, 2022