Officials in Scott County are still playing the wait and see game on legal documents to re-open the area's only hospital.
The hospital shut down last May when the former operator did not renew its contract.
Officials found a new management company and hoped the state's Attorney General's office would approve the transfer by December 31, but Mayor Jeff Tibbals says the Attorney General's office is still waiting to receive those documents.
Tibbals says the state's office should have the documents in hand by the end of the week. He hopes the Attorney General will sign the operational agreement by the middle of next week