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SC Certificate Of Need Ruling Goes Against Haley

SUPREME COURT SAYS GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE MICROMANAGING HOSPITALS The S.C. Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) must continue to fund a “certificate of need” program to regulate when hospitals can build new facilities, establish certain new services, make certain capital expenditures or…

SUPREME COURT SAYS GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE MICROMANAGING HOSPITALS

The S.C. Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) must continue to fund a “certificate of need” program to regulate when hospitals can build new facilities, establish certain new services, make certain capital expenditures or purchase certain new equipment.

Funding for the regulatory program was vetoed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – which is ironic considering the governor was busted lobbying for a certificate of need during her time as a State Representative/ overpaid “fundraiser” for Lexington Medical Center.

The idea of forcing hospitals to obtain these certificates is to prevent duplication of services and  – ostensibly – keep health care costs low.

We oppose the program on principle …

Anyway, here’s the court’s order …

CERTIFICATE OF NEED RULING (.pdf)

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10 comments

jimlewisowb April 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Sure sign that the end of the world is near when it takes 16 pages of bullshit to define bullshit

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Bible Thumper April 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm

I wonder if the same argument will work at the federal level. MOX at SRP is still the law, but funding was taken away. By the same argument MOX funding should be restored.

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Yuk! April 15, 2014 at 12:21 am

Pure crony capitalism.

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BrigidBernadette April 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Everywhere you turn, another day, another outrage.

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BlackMagic84 April 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

Show how many times has Sister Toal slapped down Trikki Haley for her inability to understand the SC Constitution and SC law? I think it has been at least 3 times.

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Uh huh April 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

It’s like watching two turds fight to see which can get to the bottom of the toilet bowl first.

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Sam April 15, 2014 at 10:29 am

This regulation, like many, was written by business, for business, to control competition in the marketplace. A careful read of history will clearly show the “haves” push tight regulatory measures to raise operating costs of the “have-nots.” Basic economics. Most times government is simply forced to implement laws they never agreed with in the first place.

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ted jr April 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

Had a golf buddy who was always trying to get one over on somebody. Went to bbq restaurant…you could order off the menu or get the amazing salad bar. He ordered a sandwich and asked for a plate for pickles. The only problem is he loaded that pickle plate with salad bar…3 times. When the waitress brought the check, he was charged for sandwich and salad bar. Always trying to get one over again. To this day, we call him pickle plate. Nikki is a pickle plate. Governor Pickle Plate. Always trying to get one over on the good folks of SC.

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SC4Justice April 15, 2014 at 11:01 am

Toal’s majority opinion makes no sense but Queen Jean made sure to rule in favor of Nelson Mullins and Nexen Pruitt (where here government paid lobbyist works). The recent corruption level of our court has hit an all-time high.

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anonymous April 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Toal is corrupt as they come. But Vinny Sheheen, John Courson and James Smith voted for her – and they know how bad she is. Pitiful.

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