MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The parent of the West Virginia University Urgent Care clinic has refused to honor a Freedom of Information Act request for documents relating to a relocation dispute with Monongalia General Hospital.
The Dominion Post (http://bit.ly/OtrPye) says University Health Associates contends that it's not a public entity and therefore doesn't have to provide the information to its competitor.
Mon General says it will keep fighting.
It argues the state Health Care Authority should have required a certificate of need for the clinic's planned relocation.
The authority had granted a waiver, ruling that UHA qualifies as a private practice and is therefore exempt from the requirement.
Mon General disputes that, arguing UHA is the clinical practice arm for WVU physicians — controlled directly by WVU Hospitals and West Virginia United Health Systems.
Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com