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Iowa health bill would require OK from state for all new facilities

Des Moines Register, February 11, 2008
Under a health reform bill being considered, Iowa hospitals and nursing homes would need state permission before they could build replacement facilities anywhere but their current sites. The proposed requirement would close an exemption that has allowed new healthcare facilities to be built without state approval as long as they are replacing similar facilities in the same county. Without the exemption, such projects would need permission from the Iowa Health Facilities Council.