FROM THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES (excerpt)
In a Jan. 11 letter, Mission attorney Everett J. Bowman formally requested the health system be released from the COPA, which Mission says constricts its ability to grow and results in unnecessary and costly regulation.
Competitors argue the agreement should be strengthened and is needed to prevent Mission from gaining even more market dominance. ...
The 11-member House Select Committee on the Certificate of Need Process and Related Hospital Issues held one meeting in mid-January and has another scheduled for Feb. 15.Read the full article