Information about the Proposed Sale of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inc.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inc. (SJRMC) owns and operates Lewiston’s nonprofit hospital. On October 20, 2016, Ascension Health, on behalf of SJRMC, notified the Attorney General that it intended to sell substantially all of SJRMC’s assets to St. Joseph Hospital, LLC, a for-profit subsidiary of RegionalCare Hospital Partners Holdings, Inc., d/b/a RCCH HealthCare Partners.

Title 48, chapter 15 of Idaho Code requires the Attorney General to review proposed sales or conversions of nonprofit hospitals to for-profit entities. Because St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is an Idaho nonprofit hospital, its proposed sale to St. Joseph Hospital, a for-profit entity, is subject to the Attorney General’s review.

The Attorney General issued his opinion regarding the proposed sale on March 20, 2017. In his opinion, the Attorney General explains why he does not oppose the sale under Idaho law.

Links to the news release announcing the opinion, the opinion itself, and a set of FAQs concerning the opinion are posted below. Also, currently available public documents are accessible through this webpage.

News Release
Read the Attorney General's Opinion
FAQs Regarding the Attorney General’s Opinion
Ascension Agreement with the Attorney General
RCCH Agreement with the Attorney General
Idaho Nonprofit Hospital Sale or Conversion Act
Index to Available Documents
Provide a Written Comment or Ask a Question
Read Public Comments



Available Documents

No. Description Author Date
1. Idaho Code § 48-1506 Notice of Proposed Sale Ascension Health 10/20/16
2. Acknowledgment Letter to Ascension Health Attorney General 10/21/16
3. First Document Requests Attorney General 10/21/16
4. Notice of Public Meeting Attorney General 11/7/16
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5. SJRMC Documents SJRMC 11/14/16
  Governing Documents
  IRS Form 990's
  Miscellaneous Documents
  Organizational Documents
6. Second Document Requests Attorney General 11/23/16
7. SJRMC Documents SJRMC 12/1/16
8. Public Meeting Transcript Naegeli 12/12/16
9. SJRMC Documents SJRMC 1/5/17
10. Affidavit of Stephanie Guyon Attorney General 1/10/16
11. Application for Extension of Time Attorney General 1/10/17
12. Memorandum in Support of Application for Additional 60 Days to Review Attorney General 1/10/17
13. Motion to Shorten Time for Hearing on Attorney General's Application for 60-day Extension Attorney General 1/10/17
14. Order Granting Motion to Shorten Time Attorney General 1/10/17
15. Notice of Hearing Attorney General 1/10/17
16. Order Granting Extension Attorney General 1/12/17
17. SJRMC Documents SJRMC 1/20/17


Provide a Written Comment or Ask a Question

The Attorney General welcomes comments or questions from the public regarding his opinion. Please click here to use the online form or you may also write to:


Attorney General’s Office
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Boise, ID 83720-0010
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Boise, ID 83701

Please note that any information you submit to the Attorney General’s Office is a public record and subject to disclosure under Idaho Code §§ 48-1509 and 74-104(2).


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