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Sean Kirk will be speaking at a seminar Landlord-Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults and Collections on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Sean's presentation "Happening Now in Tennessee Landlord-Tenant Law" will discuss recent changes in Davidson County associated with its construction noise mitigation plan and short-term rental regulations, as well as recent case law and issues affecting landlord-tenant relations.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
One Century City Place Conference Center
26 Century Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37214
Anyone interested in attending may register here.
A program summary brochure is available here:Landlord-Tenant Law Program Brochure.
Currently, in Tennessee, if you want to build, develop, or expand a health facility or initiate certain health services, you must first apply for and obtain a Certificate of Need.
Tennessee is one of approximately 36 states that continues to regulate the growth of certain health care institutions through the Certificate of Need process. According to the Tennessee Health Services and Development (HSDA) website, the Certificate of Need (“CON") requirements started in the 1970's, when the federal government urged states to control the rising health care costs by managing the growth of health care services and facilities through health planning. In 1973, the Tennessee General Assembly created the Health Facilities Commission to administer the Certificate of Need program. In 1974, the federal government enacted the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act, which among other things, provided federal funds to assist with state health planning. The Act was repealed in 1987, resulting in the loss of federal funds and a reduction of the state's planning staff. However, Tennessee and a number of other states continued the Certificate of Need requirement.
A Certificate of Need is granted by the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, which is an eleven member board a nd an agency of state government independent from the Department of Health. The members of the HSDA are appointed by various officials in state government, including six who are appointed by the Governor. At least five of the members represent the interest of specific health care industries, such as the nursing home, home health or hospital industry.
Applying for a Certificate of Need is a daunting process that requires public notice, the filing of a detailed and very specific application and a public hearing in which potential competitors may present their grounds for opposing the need for a new facility or service. At best the process takes from 90 to 120 days not including the time required to prepare the Application which is itself a time consuming process. In the application and the hearing before the HSDA, an applicant must show that the proposed project is needed, financially feasible and will contribute to the orderly growth of health care in Tennessee. The filing fee for an Application is between $3,000 and $45,000 dollars depending on the size of the project.
Arguably, the HSDA’s review and granting of a CON is governed or at least guided by the principals of health planning. Tennessee has implemented health planning and the 2014 health plan is available. The state health plan adopts specific criteria, statistical and otherwise for determining need for a new health care service or facility.
The Certificate of Need program may indeed be a useful tool for insuring that the growth of health care facilities and services does not outpace the need. However, it is possible that this risk of over growth in the health care industry could be controlled by normal business competition, at least with respect to some types of services and facilities. These issues and the structure and necessity of the Certificate of Need laws is reconsidered and debated regularly by the Tennessee legislature. For the present, the Certificate of Need requirements in Tennessee continue to be a costly barrier to entry for new health care businesses which may contribute to the orderly growth of the health care in Tennessee.
Glen A Civitts. Glen is a corporate attorney specializing in real estate and commercial finance with an emphasis on healthcare properties and facilities and the unique regulatory requirements specific to the healthcare industry.
Before joining the attorneys at Bone McAllester Norton, Glen Civitts had been with the esteemed firm of Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner (H3GM) for over 30 years. Glen was the head of the Real Estate Practice Group of H3GM.
“We have worked with Glen for years and really saw this as a great opportunity,” said Founding Partner and Vice Chairman, Sam J. McAllester III. “His experience with commercial real estate and sophisticated asset acquisitions are a natural fit with our real estate, healthcare and business law practice groups.”
Glen has been recognized by both Best Lawyers in America and The Nashville Business Journal for his work in commercial real estate, and he has been a guest lecturer and panelist on the topic.
About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.
A Bone McAllester Norton client, OneCity, landed a jolt of momentum this week. This is the largest mixed-use development driving the revitalization of the Charlotte Avenue corridor and things just got better for this project. The Starwood Hotel, Element is coming to the OneCity development.
Element Nashville West End is the hotel's name and it is slated to open in 2018. The hotel will include retail, a restaurant and 169 rooms.
This Starwood Hotel flag, is their signature brand of hotels designed to be environmentally friendly. Element hotels are built eco-friendly from the ground up, from the floors made of recycled materials to energy-efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures.
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