Michael Peregrine was quoted in the May 21 BNA Daily Health Care Report concerning proposed federal legislation to codify the requirements for determining if a hospital qualifies for tax-exempt status. Noting that the battle for hospital tax exemption standards has now been joined, although the details are not yet clear, Mr. Peregrine believes one clear component that will be defined is the concept of a minimum level of charitable patient care. "The other requirements don't necessarily carry the same level of concern as does the minimum level of care," he said, "although the annual community needs analysis could become somewhat of a burden if not precisely drawn." Mr. Peregrine added that the interesting debate will be over the definitions of "minimum level" and "charitable patient care."