County Official Cites California Attorney General’s ‘Uncaring Approach’ For Trying To Block Hospitals Sale
Attorney General Xavier Becerra, however, says he has a responsibility to ensure the conditions of the sale are met. “The conditions include the requirement to have an emergency room, inpatient facility beds, intensive care services, and NICU [neonatal intensive care unit]. The Attorney General is fighting to ensure these conditions are enforced," his office said.
San Jose Mercury News:
Attorney General's Attempt To Block Hospital Sales Is About 'Power And Control,' Say County Officials
Santa Clara County officials on Thursday publicly rebuked Attorney General Xavier Becerra for trying to block their purchase of two bankrupt local hospitals. At a press conference, county CEO Jeff Smith accused the attorney general of caring more about maintaining “power and control” over regulations than south county residents’ access to public hospitals. (Vo, 1/24)