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    Attorney John Eriksen leads private equity investors and strategic buyers and sellers through complex regulatory requirements and other deal hurdles, which he has done in excess of 500 transactions in the health care industry ...

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On March 13, 2024, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act No. 9 (“SEA 9”) which will amend the Indiana Code with respect to notice of health care entity mergers and acquisitions.

The measure, effective July 1, 2024, adds a new Chapter 8.5 to the Indiana Code providing in Section 4(a) that “[a]n Indiana health care entity that is involved in a merger or acquisition with another health care entity with total assets, including combined entities and holdings, of at least ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall, at least ninety (90) days prior to the merger or ...

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On February 28, 2024, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly by the State Senate and House of Representatives that would require the executive director of the Office of Health Strategy to develop a plan concerning private equity firms acquiring or holding an ownership interest in health care facilities in the state.

Raised HB 5319, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Gordon (R) and Sen. Saud Anwar (D), was referred to the state’s Joint Committee on Public Health. A public hearing was held on March 6.

This legislation, and related bills around the country, are ...

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On February 22, 2024, legislation was introduced in Minnesota’s House of Representatives that would prohibit private equity companies or real estate investment trusts (REITs) from acquiring or increasing any direct or indirect ownership interest those entities have in a health care provider after August 1, 2024.

H.F. No. 4206, authored by state Rep. Jessica Hanson and referred to the Commerce, Finance, and Policy Committee, would also prohibit private equity or REITs from acquiring or increasing any operational or financial control those entities have over a provider, after ...

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As our December 2023 Insight noted, California’s SB 184 (enacted in June 2022) and accompanying regulations contain pre-transaction notice requirements by “specified health care entities” for certain “material change transactions” involving the provision of “health care services” in the state. SB 184, which takes effect on April 1, 2024, also established a state Office of Health Care Accountability.

While many transactions involving health care entities will already face the notice requirements of SB 184, AB 3129, introduced by California Assembly Member ...

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Oregon’s Proposed HB 4130, which passed the Oregon House of Representatives on February 22, 2024, was at the desk of the Senate president when the 82nd Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die on March 7, 2024, thereby ending this legislation for this year. HB 4130 would have severely limited non-professional businesses from owning or controlling health-related entities through commonly used management models and, therefore, would greatly reduce physicians from seeking non-professional investors.

For those opposing the measure, the victory may only be temporary. The ...

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