General Information

Effective January 5, 2015, the Medical Facilities Planning Branch and the Certificate of Need Section were merged to create the new Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section. Responsibilities remain the same, namely, to support the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council in the development of the annual State Medical Facilities Plan and Semiannual Dialysis Reports through publication of the final report in July 2019 and to make certain that health care facilities and medical equipment are developed only when needed.

Contact Information

Chief, Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need: Martha Frisone, Martha.Frisone@dhhs.nc.gov
Telephone: 919-855-3873

Assistant Chief, Healthcare Planning: Amy Craddock, PhD, Amy.Craddock@dhhs.nc.gov
Telephone: 919-855-3865

Assistant Chief, Certificate of Need: Lisa Pittman, Lisa.Pittman@dhhs.nc.gov
Telephone: 919-855-3873