Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Phoebe Putney Health Systems, Inc., File No. D09348 #00004

Submission Number:
00004
Commenter:
Johnson
State:
Georgia
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Phoebe Putney Health Systems, Inc., File No. D09348
Matter Number:

D09348

I don't understand how the CON law presents a legal and practical challenge in divesting? Was a CON application submitted, regional bed surplus evaluated, and approved during the course of the acquisition between HCA and the hospital authority? And if not, why would the bed surplus become a factor during a sale Bourne from a divestiture order?