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Contact: Sam Fettig
Legislation from Rep. Bierman would provide critical public oversight of proposed consolidations like the Sanford-Fairview merger
(St. Paul) – February 1, 2023 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today urged passage of legislation to provide critical public oversight of proposed hospital mergers during the bill’s first hearing in the Minnesota House Commerce Finance and Policy Committee. The proposed legislation, introduced by Rep. Robert Bierman as an amendment to HF402, would give the Minnesota Department of Health the authority to review – and approve or deny – hospital mergers in the state on the basis of their impacts on Minnesota patients and communities.
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