According to Mary Frost’s Eagle story, bills have been introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly that would assure the survival of a “downsized” Long Island College Hospital should SUNY Downstate Medical Center succeed in its plan to sell LICH. One of the sponsors of the Assembly bill, which is identical to the one pending in the Senate, is Assemblywoman Joan Millman. The Eagle quotes Assemblyman Nick Perry as saying the bill
provides for the continued existence of LICH as a downsized, healthcare facility, while providing a pragmatic alternative to other plans which would simply allow LICH to shut down, pack up and leave Cobble Hill.
The story quotes Millman as characterizing the legislation as “a failsafe, a placeholder, in case we go back to the Governor.”