Panel drops effort to overhaul certificate-of-need program for hospitals
from Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott's long-standing priority to eliminate Florida's certificate-of-need program for Florida hospitals came to a halt recently, after a member of a powerful panel withdrew a proposal that would have overhauled the current hospital-approval system. Constitution Revision Commission member Frank Kruppenbacher withdrew Proposal 54, which would have tied new hospital growth in the state to hospital-acquired infection rates at existing facilities.
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