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Hospitals see ‘chilling effect’ in A.G.’s power over mergers
Capitol Weekly

State Attorney General Kamala Harris wants unprecedented authority over contracts dealing with nonprofit hospitals, after a deal in Southern California caused abortion-rights activists to cry foul.

A bill that recently cleared the Legislature and now awaits action from Gov. Brown allows Harris to reopen already approved contracts involving nonprofit health facilities after five years, if they are deemed to have involved significant misrepresentations.