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US: NY Department of Health bids for antitrust exemption

 |  September 19, 2013

The New York State Department of Health is reportedly seeking antitrust exemption for healthcare provider mergers from both federal and state antitrust enforcement, say reports.

The DOJ is proposing new regulation to provide the exemption and allow the state to review providers’ mergers and collaborations. The state would then decide whether to issue a Certificate of Public Advantage.

According to reports, legislation was passed in 2011 that allowed for “state action immunity” from federal enforcement for such mergers that are submitted to state authorities. Now, the New York DOH is looking to implement that legislation.

New York will be accepting public comment on the matter for the next 45 days.

Full Content: Healthcare Association of New York State

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