NY Bill Would Require Hearings On ER Closure Plans

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT) -- A bill requiring the New York State Department of Health to hold a hearing when emergency room closures are planned won bipartisan backing Monday, two weeks after a New York City judge blocked the state from closing Long Island College Hospital and selling its real estate.

Hudson Valley Republican William J. Larkin Jr. sponsored the legislation to give "community members, health care providers, labor unions, payers, businesses and consumers a  reasonable opportunity to speak," ahead of any such closure in the GOP-controlled State Senate. The bill...
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