BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers are taking a look at the final LSU hospital privatization deal proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.
The contract under review Friday by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget will close the university-run hospital in Pineville and shift its services to two private regional hospitals.
For the deal to be complete, the full Legislature will need to approve the shuttering of LSU's Huey P. Long Medical Center in the 2014 regular session.
Under the plans, the companies that run CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center would take over the services at Huey P. Long by mid-2014.
Privatization arrangements for eight other LSU hospitals and their outpatient clinics have been done, and five of the hospital deals have taken effect so far.