certificate of need law

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    Local Doctor Sues the State over “Arcane” CON Laws

    This week, the Winston-Salem Journal published a piece on Dr. Gajendra Singh, a surgeon providing low-cost screenings and health care services. According to the story: [Singh is] suing the state over arcane rules that basically allow it to control the marketplace through a monopoly rather than patients/consumers and old-fashioned competition.
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    Certificate-Of-Need Law Strikes Again

    From the Raleigh News & Observer comes another example of how a state requirement called “Certificate of Need” limits competition and access to care. WakeMed’s $60 million plan to expand its Cary hospital could stall or never happen if crosstown rival UNC Rex Healthcare has its way. Rex contends…
    Donna Martinez, December 7, 2017
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    MyFox8 WGHP Talks With Katherine Restrepo About NC’s Regulation of Medical Services

    It’s called Certificate of Need law. North Carolina is one of the states that hasn’t yet repealed the antiquated requirement for a government permission slip before a hospital or doctor group can expand facilities or services. Bob Buckley of WGHP My Fox 8 sat down with our Katherine…
    Donna Martinez, September 19, 2017
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    Two NC Hospitals Want To Offer Special Cancer Treatment. Not So Fast, Says the State.

    JLF’s Katherine Restrepo has written extensively about North Carolina’s Certificate of Need law, which forces hospitals and doctor groups to apply for and receive a state government permission slip before adding new services and/or equipment such as surgical beds, MRI machines, etc. The state has wrongly determined that government…
    Donna Martinez, September 19, 2017