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Policy Summit on the Future of CON Laws

Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PST
Location: Virtual

Economic Liberty

Co-sponsored by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

For years, policy leaders across the country have been fighting to remove Certificate-of-Need laws: anti-competitive policies that restrict the supply of healthcare by requiring providers to prove that their service is “needed,” and allowing existing providers—their competitors—to weigh in on that decision.

During COVID-19, many states suspended their CON laws to expand access to healthcare and reduce strain on the healthcare system. As the second wave of COVID pushes hospitals to full or near-full capacity once again, we may see further suspensions of CON laws. As a policy issue, permanent repeal of CON laws may finally be on the table.

Join Pacific Legal Foundation and Mercatus Center for this exclusive, discussion-based policy summit to examine the current state of CON laws—in healthcare and other industries, such as transportation—and discuss strategies and tactics to dismantle these laws across the country.

Featured speakers will include researchers, policy leaders, activists, and litigators who have been leading the charge in CON reform. Both sessions will include ample time for Q&A, group discussion, and strategizing.

This is an invitation only event. To request an invitation please email