§ 23-1-1.1. Health planning Findings.
It is found and determined that health planning is essential to promote appropriate access to high quality health services at a reasonable cost and is a precondition to effective public health practice by the department of health; and that health planning is a prerequisite to the effective discharge of the department of health's certificate of need responsibilities.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 383, § 1.)