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MEDIA ADVISORY: Certificate of Public Advantage Local Advisory Council Public Hearing to be held February 7

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 | 09:46am

NASHVILLE – The Certificate of Public Advantage Local Advisory Council will conduct a public hearing Thursday, February 7 in compliance with the Terms of Certification of the COPA that include a formal process for the public to comment on Ballad Health System’s Annual Report. The hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time in the Northeast State Community College Center for the Arts, located at 2425 Highway 75 in Blountville.

Those who wish to provide comments on Ballad Health’s Annual Report and the progress of the COPA may sign in upon entering the center’s auditorium and will speak in order of signing. Each person will be given three minutes to deliver remarks. A court reporter will attend and record the hearing. Participants may also bring written comments. Those unable to attend the hearing may provide input by email to COPA.Advisory-Council@tn.gov or by mail to the COPA Local Advisory Council c/o Tennessee Department of Health – COPA, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243.

The COPA Local Advisory Council business meeting originally set for January 22, 2019 was postponed due to scheduling conflicts and will be rescheduled for a later date.

For more information about the Certificate of Public Advantage, visit www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-planning/certificate-of-public-advantage.html.

What:         Certificate of Public Advantage Local Advisory Council Public Hearing

When:         Thursday, February 7, 5:00 p.m., EST

Where:        Northeast State Community College
                       Center for the Arts
                       2425 Highway 75
                       Blountville, TN 37617