Trump card? Appeals court ruling could affect CON laws

Carlson, Joe
August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/29/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 35, p12
Trade Publication
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.


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