|Rally for LICH. By MK Metz|
What happened Wednesday: Debates before Justice Johnny L. Baynes about the role of the state Dept. of Health in LICH's closure; who the 90-day notice of hospital closure applys to; questions about an "orderly transition"; and who has standing to sue. Judge Baynes appeals to the parties to settle. Full story about Wednesday's happenings here.
What happened Thursday: Appellate Division dismisses SUNY Downstate’s appeal of temporary restraining orders (TROs) prohibiting the closure of LICH; DOH witness "with personal knowledge" of LICH is a no-show; a DA rep is watching; Justice Baynes again pushes for the parties to reach a settlement. Full story about Thursday's happenings here.
What happened Friday: Two witnesses testify about what is going on inside LICH: One is from DOH, who says she knows absolutely nothing about LICH. The other is a LICH doctor who describes armed guards, locked doors, fired doctors, intimidation, police calls. SUNY says no one has right to sue to keep LICH open; LICH supporters hope to enforce a "standstill" while Justice Baynes mulls over the case. Justice Baynes strongly pushes for the parties to reach a settlement. Full story about Friday's happenings here.
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