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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee and on the Finance Ways and Means Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Florida & Iowa reform CON law

"Florida and Iowa legislators have passed bills that will reform their respective certificate-of-need processes."

Florida simplifies the process, and establishes a "loser pays" provision to discourage lawsuits meant only to obstruct the process.

Iowa's CON legislation has not passed both houses. "The bill would let replacement critical-access hospitals serving 75 percent of the same area, providing 75 percent of the same services and keeping 75 percent of the same staff avoid the CON process entirely."