In 2013, CTAAB reviewed and made recommendations to the local health plans regarding two applications; a listing of these applications can be found in this report. The board continues to closely monitor the closure of Lakeside Memorial Hospital and the subsequent re-engagement of outpatient services. An ad-hoc committee was formed with the purpose of reviewing and updating the by-laws and operating guidelines. I am proud to say that this committee presented recommendations and the board ratified the updated by-laws and operating guidelines in October. Amidst a national environment of uncertainty in healthcare, CTAAB is proactively researching technologies and services that may require review and is poised to continue its review of technologies and capacity throughout the next several years.
Read the entire report here.