Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council


Every Rhode Islander should have access to high quality, affordable health care, delivered at the most appropriate time and place.


To develop and promote studies, advisory opinions and a unified health plan on the state's health care delivery and financing system.

What we do

  • Conduct a data-driven, participatory and goal-oriented health planning process;
  • Assess population healthcare needs, health services supply, and utilization;
  • Review optional models of healthcare delivery;
  • Develop a process for establishing appropriate supply and allocation of resources to meet population needs effectively, efficiently and affordably;
  • Make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.

The Council conducted an assessment of State's need for hospital services and presented recommendations for modifications to the Hospital Conversions Act and the Certificate of Need Program to execute the strategic recommendations of the Council, as required by a 2012 amendment to the RI Coordinated Health Planning Act. The Council provided a Report to the General Assembly in May 2013.

Upcoming Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes