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Segall and Martin successfully represent healthcare client in Certificate of Need appeal


Bobby Segall and David Martin successfully represented a health care client that was seeking to overturn a decision of the State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA), which would have allowed a competitor to relocate its facility nearby without first having to obtain a new Certificate of Need (CON). In a unanimous decision, the Court of Civil Appeals ruled that the proposed relocation of a health care facility is subject to CON review.


This important decision reversed the recent practice of the agency that allowed facilities to relocate, and represents a significant decision in the area of health planning law.


Pleasure Island Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC v. SHPDA, 2008 WL 4684153 (Ala. Civ. App. 2008).


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