TITLE

Trump card? Appeals court ruling could affect CON laws

AUTHOR(S)
Carlson, Joe
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/29/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 35, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of the decision made by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington in the court case, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital v. Washington State Department of Health, on state certificate-of-need (CON) laws. The court ruled that the state of Washington did not have clear congressional authority to prevent the performance of elective procedures like stent implantation and laser angioplasty by hospitals.
ACCESSION #
65301338

 

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