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NGHS opposing bills that could peel back protections for established hospitals
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Sen. Butch Miller speaks to a crowd during a Georgians First pre-inaguration celebration for Governor-Elect Brian Kemp on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at the Gainesville Civic Center. - photo by Austin Steele
Georgia lawmakers are rewriting the state’s regulations for approving new health care facilities, and several bills in the Capitol are making leaders of the Northeast Georgia Health System nervous. Three bills, one in the Georgia House of Representatives and two in the Georgia Senate, propose alternatives to the state’s Certificate of Need program that could open the state to more competition among hospitals, but NGHS officials say weaker regulations could put well-established health care hubs at risk.