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Sharkey, D Hamden, in a discussion with the Register editorial board, said he wants a flexible set of rules that will allow for networks of in state facilities over out of state owners and don tie up Connecticut hospitals in layers of regulations.
Some other variations on this issue are also expected to be part of the discussions, with the change in place within two years.
The state would continue to provide some 32 percent of the taxes that towns lose from the exemption.
NEW HAVEN >> House Speaker Brendan Sharkey doesn favor approving only an interim solution to the issue of non profit hospitals converting to for profit networks in Connecticut.
model established in Rhode Island, which he said has multiple issues that have to be resolved before they get through a merger.
As far as regulations to get a certificate of need however, Sharkey feels the union supported Rhode Island model too far. He said as a smaller state they may be able to get away with those restrictions.
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Yale New Haven Health System has proposed a solution to getting around a state law that does not allow for profit hospitals to hire doctors directly. Non profit hospitals can hire practicioners through a medical foundation and the Yale New Haven Health System has offered to do this for Tenet.
Without an infusion of cash from Tenet, it is unknown how long Waterbury Hospital can survive on its own.
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Lawmakers are also reviewing a bill that aims to protect the workers at hospitals that may be taken over, as well as their pensions and paient worker ratios.
the issue of hospital conversions, I am very concerned that we must act this year, this session, on guidelines for determining how these conversions take place because Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Pink the world in this area is changing so dramatically that if we wait until next session, if we spend too much time thinking about it, task forcing it . the world will be completely different a year from now, Sharkey said.
He said the state should allow the Connecticut hospitals play on a scale that is provided on by other states, in terms of their ability to grow and expand and acquire, so they themselves are not acquired.
you tie their hands too much in terms of the regulatory process and other things we may impose through the legislature, we may restrict say, a Hartford Hospital ability to survive in Connecticut as a Connecticut based hospital system, the speaker said.
rather than say Nashville or Dallas or Los Angeles, Sharkey said.
a delicate balance. That what I mean, when I say, we have to get out arms around this. Yes, there are protections we have to insure are going to realized by the workers and what their expectations are and what they have been promised, he said.
The immediate issue is a takeover of Waterbury Hospital by the Tenet Healthcare Corp., the second largest healthcare network in the country, although Bristol Hospital and the Eastern Connecticut Health Network are not far behind in developing a relationship with Tenet.
The colleges and hospitals would work out a deal with their host towns on how much they are willing to contribute to make the municipality whole up to 77 percent of the lost tax revenue.
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Connecticut House Speaker Sharkey wants hospital conversion vote this year
don think it is parochial to say I would rather have the decisions for provision of hospital care in Connecticut, being made in Hartford, Gold Adidas Tracksuit
The legislature is looking at a number of hospital issues in this short legislative session, which in addition to the for profit conversion, includes imposition of facility fees by hospitals that buy up doctor practices and clinics and then add an unexpected fee to a patient bill each time that clinic is used.
Sharkey said Hartford is already being solicited by out of state entities, both for profit and non profit.
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