State regulation of the supply of long term care providers

Charlene A. Harrington, Michael Curtis, Helen Carrillo, Barbara Bedney, James H. Swan, John A. Nyman

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After the removal of the federal requirements for certificate of need (CON) in 1986, the majority of states (40) and the District of Columbia retained their CON and/or added a moratorium on new nursing facilities and beds. Some states were also regulating the growth of other types of long term care (LTC) facilities and home health agencies. States with a CON and/or moratoria were more likely to have a greater non-White population, to have liberal politicians, and to have a lower capacity to raise taxes. When state financial budgets are limited, policymakers are likely to continue to regulate the supply of LTC providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-30
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1997

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