JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its decision that a 2011 law that required that it hear appeals of certificate-of-need decisions is unconstitutional.
The attorney general's office had asked the court to review the decision issued in June that grew out of a lawsuit between two companies competing to operate a kidney dialysis treatment center in Montgomery County.
The justices denied the motion Thursday.
The dispute involved the companies Renal Care and Dialysis Solutions.
The state of Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs.