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Adeptus Health Ombudsman Appointment Sought

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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court issued an order to show cause regarding the appointment of a patient care ombudsman for the Adeptus Health’s case.

The order states, “The Court shall order the appointment of a patient care ombudsman within 30 days after the commencement of the case, unless the Court finds that the appointment of such ombudsman is not necessary for the protection of patients under the specific facts of the case. The Court hereby sets a hearing on May 16, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. to determine the issue of whether or not a patient care ombudsman shall be appointed in this case….In order to provide the governmental regulatory authority, the ability to readily identify the Debtor’s files, the Debtor SHALL furnish the following information to the governmental regulatory authority at the time of service of this Order: A. All license numbers or other regulatory identification numbers; B. All DBAs or trade names under which the Debtor operates; And the location of all of the Debtor’s operating facilities, including street and P.O. Box addresses.”

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