NY Law Gives Antitrust Immunity To State Health Care System

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, over the objections of the state attorney general, on Wednesday signed a bill that would enable state-chartered Nassau Health Care Corp. to legally enter into arrangements with other health care providers that might otherwise be deemed anti-competitive.

The law would provide immunity to Nassau Health, better known as NuHealth, from state and federal antitrust laws and clears the way for a pending public-private partnership between it and North Shore-LIJ Health System.

The law was enacted in response to a February U.S. Supreme Court ruling that narrowed the scope of antitrust immunity for state entities under the...

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