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RIAG and RIDOH deem The Centurion Foundation HCA application incomplete, citing deficiencies

This media release will be reissued on Tuesday, August 15, 2023



PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Rhode Island Department of Health Interim Director Utpala Bandy, MD, MPH, the two state regulators empowered to oversee hospital conversions in Rhode Island, notified the parties involved in a proposed hospital conversion involving Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital that their application has been deemed incomplete. The two hospitals are operated by CharterCARE.


Under the Hospital Conversion Act (HCA), transacting parties seeking the transfer of ownership of a hospital must first complete an Initial Application which is filed with the Office of the Attorney General and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The two agencies then review the Initial Application for completeness. Following review of the submission from Prospect Medical Holdings and The Centurion Foundation, the Attorney General and the Department of Health determined that the submitted materials do not contain sufficient information necessary for the State to conduct its review under the HCA.


The parties were notified of the numerous deficiencies in a letter from the Attorney General and the Department of Health. The letter outlined the application’s deficiencies, including the lack of detail surrounding the structure of the entities and how the parties intend to achieve the goals proposed in the Application. The applying parties must correct the deficiencies within 30 working days, or on or before September 26, 2023. Information contained in the letter is presumed confidential at this stage of the review.


Once the Application is deemed complete, the Attorney General and the Rhode Island Department of Health will review it under the HCA and issue their decision.