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Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Surgical Specialists of Yakima, P.L.L.C.; Cascade Surgical Partners, P.S.; and Yakima Surgical Associates, Inc., P.S. The Commission vote to approve the final consent order and forward letters to the commenters of record was 5-0. (FTC File No. 021-0242, staff contact is Joseph A. Lipinsky, FTC Northwest Region, 206-220-4473; see press release dated September 24, 2003.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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