Legislation

Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 65-4955 through 4961 – Kansas

Status: Enacted
Link: http://www.ksrevisor.org/statutes/chapters/ch65/065_049_0055.html

Permits the state attorney general to authorize cooperative agreements between health care providers by issuing a certificate of public advantage (COPA) if the “likely benefits resulting from the agreements outweigh the disadvantages attributable to a reduction in competition that may result from such agreements.” A COPA is typically issued to cooperating or merging entities to confer state action immunity from prosecution under federal antitrust laws.


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