Spotlight On State Urgent Care Regulation

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The urgent care industry is a rapidly growing health care sector that provides cost-effective, convenient medical services for low- to mid-acuity illness or injury. The highly fragmented nature of the urgent care, which contributes to its attractiveness as an investment opportunity, has also led to uncertainty regarding how urgent care fits into existing state health care regulatory schemes.

At present, there is significant disparity among states regarding the regulation of urgent care facilities. For instance, certain states do not separately regulate urgent care facilities and regulate...
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