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The Washington Supreme Court held that the Department of Health impermissibly expanded the scope of its authority in approving certain types of hospital ownership changes. The Washington legislature’s certificate of need statute indicated a review was needed for any “sale, purchase, or lease of part or all of any existing hospital.”
Wash. State Hosp. Ass’n v. Wash. State Dep’t of Health

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Our surveyor discovered that we granted a privilege to a physician for a procedure that we do not do at our facility. We corrected the privilege delineation form, but now we are wondering how to go about notifying the physician that we do not do this procedure.  Our surveyor said that we need to have documentation as to how we handled it. Help!

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