Slight changes = Hospital Conversions Act passes RI Senate UPDATED
The bill allowing companies to buy more than one hospital in a year has passed the RI Senate by a vote of 36-0 according to Senate Communications Director Greg Pare.
I hereby move to amend 2012 — S 2180 SUBSTITUTE A, 1 entitled “AN ACT
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT”, as follows:
- On page 20, line 5, by adding the following language after the word “a”: “hospital and/or”.
- On page 20, line 7, by deleting the word “or” and inserting in place thereof the language “and/or”.
- On page 22, line 5, by deleting the language “the department” and inserting in place thereof the language “each of the departments”.
- On page 22, line 8, by adding the following language immediately after the language “available.”: “, for each department”.
Lawyers out there, do these slight word changes mean anything?
I was involved in the second change: it applies the cap on fees charged in expedited reviews to both the DOH and the AG. Without the “s” it would have applied only to DOH.
I believe the first change is grammatical and ensures that a change in control of the CharterCare parent would also be available for expedited review.
And that’s what the meaning of and/or is.