Thursday, December 06, 2007

WVHCA Reconsiders HCR Manor Care CON

The State Journal provides background on the pending reconsideration hearing set for December 14, 2007 (9am), before the the West Virginia Health Care Authority regarding the Authority's granting of a certificate of need for the $6.3 billion buyout of HCR Manor Care by The Carlyle Group, a private global investment firm.

The Authority granted HCR Manor Care a certificate of need on October 19, 2007, however, on November 15 the Service Employees International Union Local 1199 filed a Request for Reconsideration with the Authority along with an Appeal to the Office of Judges.

On November 20, the Authority issued its Decision on Request for Reconsideration granting the reconsideration and ordering a stay of its October 19, 2007 decision pending resolution of the request for reconsideration.

UPDATE (12/10/07): Jeff Mehalic at the West Virginia Business Litigation blog picks up on my post and includes uploaded links of some of the CON pleadings in the matter, including the:
Thanks to Jeff for the link and for uploading some of the key public documents in this pending certificate of need matter.

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