|Community Benefits Plan/Implementation Strategy|
|Vermont requires hospitals to develop strategic initiatives to address identified community health care needs.
Vermont requires hospitals to include in their hospital community reports a description of strategic initiatives “discussed with or derived from the identification of health care needs” along with short- and long-term capital expenditure plans and facility depreciation schedules. A summary of identified community needs must be “integrated with the hospital’s long-term planning.” Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18 §9405a; 9405b(a)(10).