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Louisiana Can Privatize Hospitals Without Legislators' Approval, State AG Says

The Louisiana attorney general's office has said Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to sell publicly owned LSU hospitals to private operators do not need to be approved by the state legislature, according to a report by WWLTV and The Associated Press.

Statutes that would have required legislative approval were removed in a 2003 amendment, according to the opinion written by state Assistant Attorney General Jessica Thornhill.

However, the state must require in leases that the private operators meet the same level of healthcare services as their former public operators.

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