Maine Revised Statutes

§327. Declaration of findings and purposes

The Legislature makes the following statements of findings and purposes. [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]

1. Findings.  The Legislature finds that unnecessary construction or modification of health care facilities and duplication of health services are substantial factors in the cost of health care and the ability of the public to obtain necessary medical services.
[ 2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Purposes.  The purposes of this chapter are to:
A. Support effective health planning; [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
B. Support the provision of quality health care in a manner that ensures access to cost-effective services; [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
C. Support reasonable choice in health care services while avoiding excessive duplication; [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
D. Ensure that state funds are used prudently in the provision of health care services; [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
E. Ensure public participation in the process of determining the array, distribution, quantity, quality and cost of these health care services; [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
F. Improve the availability of health care services throughout the State; [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
G. Support the development and availability of health care services regardless of the consumer's ability to pay; [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
H. Seek a balance, to the extent a balance assists in achieving the purposes of this subsection, between competition and regulation in the provision of health care; and [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
I. Promote the development of primary and secondary preventive health care services. [2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW) .]
2001, c. 664, §2 (NEW).