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§ 448.202. Encouragement of competition and innovation

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1C. Health Care Facilities Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Powers and Duties of the Department
35 P.S. § 448.202
§ 448.202. Encouragement of competition and innovation
The department shall in its planning and review activities foster competition to promote cost efficiency, quality and access to care. The department shall encourage cooperative health care arrangements which focus on the health care needs of a health planning area and foster the prudent and economical control of the area's resources. The department shall also encourage innovations in the financing and delivery systems for clinically related health services that will promote economic behavior by consumers and providers of clinically related health services that leads to appropriate investment in, supply and use of health services.

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1979, July 19, P.L. 130, No. 48, § 202, added 1980, July 12, P.L. 655, No. 136, § 2, effective Oct. 1, 1980. Amended 1992, Dec. 18, P.L. 1602, No. 179, § 1, imd. effective.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Act 1992-179 legislation
Act 1992-179, § 1, rewrote the section, which prior thereto read:
“The health systems agencies and the department shall in their planning and review activities foster competition and encourage innovations in the financing and delivery systems for health services that will promote economic behavior by consumers and providers of health services and that lead to appropriate investment, supply and use of health services. To this end, the health systems plan and the annual implementation plan adopted by the health systems agencies and State Health Plan shall include an assessment of the current and potential scope of competition and market forces to establish appropriate investment and utilization patterns in the Commonwealth and shall specify the public and private actions needed to strengthen these forces. Revisions of the plan shall assess individual services or types of providers as to whether the conditions for competition have improved in the period since the last plan.”
35 P.S. § 448.202, PA ST 35 P.S. § 448.202
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 11
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