From the Times Ledger:
A bevy of elected officials representing Queens at the city and state level gathered last week outside Jamaica’s Queens Hospital Center to call on Gov. David Paterson to sign a bill that would require the state to notify communities about hospital closings and plan more extensively for the fallout.
The bill, introduced by state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), would force the state Health Department to hold public hearings in communities where hospitals were scheduled to be shuttered as well as produce a report on the impact of health care availability following the closures.
Hearings and reports? This is the crap these smiling fools came up with? That'll save a lot of lives...