Attorney General and RIDOH make CNE-Lifespan merge applications public

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Office of the Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) have made the applications of Lifespan and Care New England visible to the public, after being approved by the Hospital Conversions Act.

The application was accepted November 16, allowing it to be seen by the public. Originally, the application and everything involved in the merger was subject to a confidentiality review from the Hospital Conversions Act. During the review, Lifespan and CNE had the option to request certain confidential things be withheld from the public, and after a review by the Attorney General, the application was approved.

RIDOH and RIAG are continuing the review process, taking information from both parties. The deadline for the merger under the HCA states it must be 120 days from the acceptance of the application, giving Lifespan and CNE until March 16. RIAG and RIDOH will be holding virtual public comment meetings Thursday, January 20, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 26, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. To leave public comments at one of these virtual meetings, Sign-up is here.

More information about the merger can be found on the RIDOH Website and the RI Attorney General Website.

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