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Hospital construction law modified (new law)

Published (4/8/2010)
By Lauren Radomski
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A technical change to a law enacted last year will allow planners of a children’s psychiatric hospital to build at their desired location.

The 2009 law makes an exception to the moratorium on hospital construction to allow a children’s psychiatric hospital of up to 20 beds to be built in western Hennepin County. A new law signed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty March 26 amends the earlier provision to specify the hospital will be located in the western two-thirds of Hennepin County.

Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Swails (DFL-Woodbury) and Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL-Duluth), the law is effective March 27, 2010.

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