Dr. William C. Padgett describes how an onerous state regulation is denying the elderly and frail in his community proper care that would enhance their comfort and quality of life. In this 2:30 minute video, Dr. Padgett discusses how North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) Laws are the one thing standing in the way of a much-needed assisted living facility in Beaufort County.
In the second and final part of this Civitas video interview with Dr. William C. Padgett regarding North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws, Dr. Padgett discusses the multiple benefits an appropriate assisting living facility would bring to his community. These benefits are being denied, however, by the state’s CON laws. Dr. Padgett concludes by urging state lawmakers to form a study committee to seriously evaluate the negative impact CON laws have on the provision of appropriate facilities for North Carolina’s elderly and frail population.