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State attorneys general have always had some responsibility to review the operations of nonprofit charities and foundations. Particularly as non-profit organizations, such as hospitals, play a larger and larger role in the economy, the attorney general's increased use of that authority has taken on national significance. The role has taken on new importance with greater scrutiny of non-profit governance of large institutions such as hospitals, health insurers, and universities. This section analyzes the parameters of that authority.