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Hospital Merger Market Impact Review

SECTION 20.   Subsection (c) of section 13 of said chapter 6D of the General Laws as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following 3 sentences:- The commission may require that any provider, provider organization or payer submit documents and information in connection with a notice of material change or a cost and market impact review under this section. The commission shall keep confidential all nonpublic information and documents obtained under this section and shall not disclose the information or documents to any person without the consent of the provider or payer that produced the information or documents, except in a preliminary report or final report under this section if the commission believes that such disclosure should be made in the public interest after taking into account any privacy, trade secret or anti-competitive considerations. The confidential information and documents shall not be public records and shall be exempt from disclosure under clause Twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4 or section 10 of chapter 66.