Legislation has been proposed that would allow for doctors to work at hospitals even if they have a practice or financial stake in a rival hospital, according to the Idaho Statesman.
The bill has support from the Idaho Medical Association, as well as St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise, among others. Attorneys representing both organizations said the bill would limit distractions to physicians, which doctors have voiced concerns about out of concern they could be limited with the trend to hospital consolidations into not being able to admit patients to a rival hospital.
The intent of the legislation is to allow a physician to provide for patients without regard to his involvement with a rival facility.
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