Bill to place moratorium on for-profit hospital ownership transactions clears R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Thursday approved legislation that would amend the Hospital Conversion Act to impose a one-year moratorium on hospital ownership transactions involving for-profit corporations.  The bill, introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio on March 10, would provide lawmakers and regulators time to conduct a comprehensive review of for-profit hospital ownership, as…

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