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Ninth Circuit Court Decision Delays HHSC Maui Region Privatization

May 17, 2016

There has been a significant development in a federal lawsuit filed by United Public Workers against the state of Hawaii regarding 2015 Hawaii Session Law, Act 103, otherwise known as the privatization of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Maui Region.
 
Today, May 17, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order preventing the state from implementing privatization of the HHSC Maui Region until September 30, 2016, unless terminated earlier by the court.
 
To read a copy of the court order, click here.
 
To read the state Attorney General's news release, click here.
 
As this order was issued today, there are many questions that still need to be answered and clarified on how this will affect the workers at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital.
 
Please check future eBulletins for more information as it becomes available.

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