Attorney general’s office sends letter to Mayo Clinic

Published 4:59 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson will meet Monday with officials from Freeborn County and Albert Lea regarding Mayo Clinic’s plans to consolidate services at its Albert Lea campus.

Benjamin Velzen — assistant attorney general and manager of the charities division, which oversees nonprofits — sent a letter to Mayo on Wednesday. The same letter was also sent to the local officials Swanson plans to meet with on Monday.

The letter confirms a review of Mayo’s consolidation plans in Albert Lea, while also requesting information or data via 23 specific questions broken down under two categories — “Questions regarding governance and decision-making process” and “Questions regarding use of restricted assets.”

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Swanson’s office requested Mayo’s response by Aug. 30.

The letter can be viewed in its entirety here.