Va.'s Medical Certification Law Hurts Competition, Suit Says

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A Virginia law requiring certain out-of-state medical providers to obtain a certificate of need before they set up shop in the state — a law that exists in several states — is unconstitutional and stifles competition, according to a lawsuit lodged in Virginia federal court Tuesday.

The suit was filed against the Virginia Department of Health by libertarian public interest law firm the Institute for Justice on behalf of two medical groups that claim they've been stymied in their efforts to expand into Virginia due to...
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