Fla. Hospital Can't Block Rival's Challenge Of Building OK

By Nathan Hale (August 3, 2018, 7:44 PM EDT) -- A Florida hospital's bid to block a competitor's challenge to its application to build a new hospital near Orlando fell short Friday, as a state appeals court upheld an Agency for Health Care Administration rule that extended the deadline for the challenge to be filed.

A three-judge First District Court of Appeal panel agreed with appellant Orlando Health Central Inc. that the AHCA exceeded its delegated legislative authority with the disputed rule that allows applicants whose "certificate of need" approval, which is required to build new hospitals, is challenged an additional 10 days to request a comparative hearing. But the court...

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