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California attorney general must approve proposed Lodi Health partnership
Lodi News-Sentinel

Before a proposed partnership between Lodi Health and Adventist Health can happen, the California Attorney General’s Office must review and approve of the agreement. That review will include a public meeting, and the approval will likely call for a continuation of some services, such as emergency care.

The Attorney General has the power to block the merger, though based on past practice, that happens rarely. Still, Attorney General Kamala Harris is charged with making sure the merger is in the public interest, and can make strong recommendations in keeping with that goal.