|Community Health Needs Assessment|
|Vermont requires hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments.
Vermont law requires each hospital to have a protocol for “meaningful public participation” in its process for “identifying and addressing health care needs that the hospital provides or could provide in its service area.” These needs must be summarized in the hospital’s community report and integrated with the hospital’s long-term planning. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18 §9405a; 9405b(a)(10).