Lawmakers to consider bill aimed at improving community benefits of nonprofit hospitals

Sam Levin
April 20, 2015


The California Nurses Association, the Greenlining Institute, and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation have co-sponsored Senate Bill 346 from Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), which would set heavier standards for community benefits and charity care at nonprofit hospitals. Proponents say that nonprofit hospitals, which benefit from tax exemption, act like for-profit businesses rather than charitable community institutions.

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Organizations mentioned/involved: California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF)