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AG says approval not needed for LSU hospital deals

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago April 11, 2013 Apr 11, 2013 Thursday, April 11 2013 April 11, 2013 1:42 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize the LSU-run public hospitals doesn't require legislative approval under the law.

The Jindal administration has said it didn't intend to seek a legislative vote for the individual privatization agreements because the law doesn't require approval.

A portion of the attorney general's opinion says the hospital leases must include a provision that assures the leased facilities continue to provide the same level of health care services.

Jindal is seeking to privatize all but one LSU hospital as a way to cut costs, but only one deal has been finalized.

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