Dr. Dwight Dishmon on the Burden of Certificate of Need Laws

February 2, 2024 10:33AM

Dr. Dishmon, a cardiologist in the Whitehaven community of Memphis, was denied a certificate of need for an ambulatory surgery center in his community. Over the last 20 years, approximately 1 in 5 healthcare innovations that require CON approval were rejected in the state of Tennessee. As a result, many facilities have never opened their doors or expanded to serve some of the state’s most vulnerable communities.