Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Proposed Bill Might Prevent Hospital Disaters Like LICH from Happening Quite So Easily

Photo: MK Metz
A group of officials from Brooklyn and New York City are sponsoring a bill that would give residents a say when the state tries to close a hospital and sell its real estate to politically-connected developers, it was announced Tuesday.

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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