An operator can request a decrease in licensed bed capacity by submitting a letter of request to the Licensure Unit in the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation. A fee of $25.00 must be included with the request. All requirements of the Certificate of Need program must be met before the request will be processed. An inspection may be required by staff from one of the Section for Long-Term Care regional offices to assure that requirements are met. An amended license or temporary operating permit will be issued if the facility is in compliance with requirements.