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The bill is called the Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act, in honor of the now-closed Long Island College Hospital (LICH), currently being sold by SUNY to Fortis Property Group for residential development.
To prevent another disgusting debacle like LICH, the bill would require local input and a community needs assessment before a hospital is closed.
Key figures in the bill are state Sen. Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember-elect Jo Anne Simon and Comptroller Scott Stringer.
They deserve a round of applause for trying to do something honest in the face of truly staggering state corruption.
Full story at the Brooklyn Eagle:
Officials announce LICH bill to give community a voice in hospital closures
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