Governor Malloy has announced the appointmentsto the Certificate of Need Taskforce. The taskforce was created in a February Executive Order halting mergers and takeovers of large hospital systems for one year to allow a review of CON rules and process. Consolidation in Connecticut’s hospital market has raisedsignificant concerns about the lack of competition, rising prices and reducing consumer choice. A bill to make changes to the CON process is moving through the General Assembly. The taskforce’s first meeting is next Tuesday, April 12th at 1pm in Room 310 of the State Capitol.