NH Senate considering private cancer center bill
CONCORD, N.H.—A Senate committee is weighing whether to allow a for-profit cancer center bypass New Hampshire licensing requirements.
The House passed a bill last month that would let the Cancer Treatment Centers of America open a small New Hampshire facility without proving its services are needed and undergoing the same review other hospitals face. The bill covers hospitals with 50 or fewer beds. It also calls for 65 percent of their patients to come from other states, but there are no penalties for not complying.
The bill also would direct the state to ask the federal government to exempt the facilities from a hospital services tax.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on the bill Thursday.