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WITH CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM looking to make a merger or acquisition deal, new legislation approved by the General Assembly adds new rules in order for such a transaction to be approved. Pictured is Care New England's Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Will R.I. legislation on hospital mergers, acquisitions scare off suitors?

The state review process for buying or selling hospitals in Rhode Island is going to get tougher under newly approved legislation. Meanwhile, one of the...

Settlement greenlights National Grid sale to PPL

PROVIDENCE – The final obstacle in the sale of Rhode Island’s primary utility business has been cleared, with the R.I. Office of the Attorney...

AG demands records on RIPTA data breach

PROVIDENCE – The state’s top legal officer is ordering the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority and UnitedHealthcare to turn over documents showing what they...
AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

Monopoly concerns dominate second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Throughout a two-hour meeting held on Wednesday on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many attendees raised...

Lifespan-CNE merger draws concerns, support at first public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Providers, health care executives, union representatives and members of the public weighed in on the proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care...

Study finds Lifespan-CNE merger would boost R.I. academic medicine industry

PROVIDENCE – An independent study commissioned by Brown University found that Rhode Island trails most of its neighboring states in the academic medicine industry. According...
ENHANCED ­­ABILITIES: R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says a new state law gives his office more power to pursue businesses accused of deceptive or unfair business practices. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New R.I. law strengthens protection for consumers

Bad drivers and a weak business climate aren’t the only measurements by which Rhode Island ranks poorly compared with other states. For nearly two decades,...
WAIT AND SEE: Attorney John L. Calcagni III says there are some gray legal areas when it comes to a new Rhode Island law that creates a pilot program for safe injection sites, or “harm reduction centers,” to counteract the opioid overdose crisis. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Legal questions loom for R.I.’s injection center law

Combating the opioid overdose crisis is a cause with broad support. But a new Rhode Island law establishing a two-year pilot program for safe injection...
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY: A lawsuit filed on behalf of Roger Williams University law student Lindsay Koso was successful in persuading the R.I. Office of the Attorney General to waive a $225 fee when she requested copies of public records as part of research she was conducting for a law review article. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU student scores win in open-records dispute

When second-year law student Lindsay Koso started working on an article for the Roger Williams University Law Review last fall, she had no idea...

Brown reaches agreement with AG to improve hate crime reporting process

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has reached a deal with R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha that will ensure that all alleged hate crimes on...

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