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Georgia House introduces bill to exempt integrated ASCs from CON requirements — 3 insights

Chuck Martin, R-Alpharetta, introduced a bill that would exempt integrated ASCs from certificate of need requirements, JD Supra reports.

What you should know:

1. The bill would exempt surgery centers that are a "fundamental supporting component of a comprehensive sports medicine complex," from needing CON approval.

2. The bill would benefit Alpharetta, Ga.-based Legacy Sports Institute, a practice ran by James Andrews, MD.

3. The bill was referred to the House Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care.

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