Guide Plan Review for Health Care Facilities

This guide includes information about the Plan Review process, including information about fees, the types of Plan Review, and all forms that health care facilities must use to submit proposed projects to the Department of Public Health for review and approval.

Plan Review overview

Plan Review is the review of construction documents for new health care facilities and for additions and renovations to existing health care facilities prior to the start of the construction.

New construction, conversions, additions, and alterations for a proposed facility or in an existing licensed facility shall not take place until the plans for the proposed project have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Plan Review fees

New Licenses

For New Licenses (i.e., construction or renovations for the purpose of establishing a newly licensed facility), the fee is $8.25 per $1,000 of construction costs, with a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $45,000 per plan review project.

Existing Licenses

For Existing Licenses (i.e., facilities that have been previously licensed by DPH), one of the two following fee categories will apply:

  • New sites (e.g. new satellite, replacement, or relocated facility): the fee is $8.25 per $1,000 of construction costs, with a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $45,000 per plan review project.
  • Renovations to existing facilities (e.g. bed additions, renovations, and construction within a facility):
    • For projects with construction costs of less than $50,000, no fee is required.
    • For projects with construction costs of $50,000 or greater; the fee is $8.25 per $1,000 of construction costs, with a maximum of $45,000 per plan review project.

Types of Plan Review and instructions

General Plan Review forms

Facility-specific Plan Review forms and checklists

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