NY Proposes Antitrust Exemption For Health Care Tie-Ups

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- New York health regulators on Thursday proposed rules that would allow health care providers to merge or cooperate with one another without being subject to federal or state antitrust scrutiny in a bid to improve care.

The state's Department of Health put out regulations that would allow health care companies to receive a certificate of public advantage that is designed to exempt from antitrust scrutiny mergers, joint ventures or other collaborations New York deems beneficial. The regulations would use the so-called state action doctrine, which provides...
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