Pennsylvania should bring back a review process for hospital spending on construction and medical equipment, some state lawmakers said on Thursday in response to a Tribune-Review investigation.
Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Highland Park, plans to introduce legislation that would reinstate the certificate of need, or CON, law requiring hospitals and doctors to justify whether such medical expenditures are necessary.
"We need the Legislature, the public sector and consumers to come back into this picture," Ferlo said. "We're paying for all of this, and we should have more say-so."
Leaders of both parties said they would work with Ferlo to restore the CON law, which expired in 1996.
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