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CS/HB 1329 - Health Care Consumer Protection

General Bill   by Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee and Corcoran
Health Care Consumer Protection: Revises Florida Patient's Bill of Rights & Responsibilities to require certain health care practitioners to publish & distribute schedule of charges for services provided to patients; specifies text display requirements; exempts primary care providers who voluntarily published & maintained schedule of charges within specified dates; defines terms "diagnostic-imaging center" & "urgent care center"; requires that urgent care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, & diagnostic-imaging centers publish & post schedule of charges for services provided to patients; specifies text display requirements; requires schedule to be in language comprehensible to layperson; specifies posted size & allows for electronic posting; provides exception; provides for fines; adds failure to comply with provisions of s. 381.026, F.S., to grounds for discipline of health care practitioner; prohibits provider of emergency medical care & services from billing patient; prohibits certain providers of nonemergency medical care & services from billing patient directly; requires insurers to inform insured of certain providers who may bill insured for medical services; requires hospitals to disclose to certain patients which of its contracted providers will treat patients & which of those may bill patients directly; provides exception; requires hospitals to provide contact information for those providers to patient; requires certain providers in hospital to inform certain patients in writing whether they will be billed directly; requires certain providers in hospital to provide to patient estimate of amount to be billed directly by provider; prohibits certain providers from directly billing patient if actual charges are 200 percent or more greater than estimate provided to patient; releases patient from liability if provider fails to disclose billing information; provides exception.
Effective Date: July 1, 2012
Last Event: Died in Health & Human Services Committee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160) on Friday, March 09, 2012 11:59 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

    -   Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee
           On agenda for: 01/25/12 11:00 AM              Notice
        Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action)              See Votes
 
    -   Health & Human Services Committee

Related Bills

Bill # Subject Relationship
CS/CS/HB 787 Health Care Facilities Compare
CS/CS/HB 1419 Health Care Facilities Compare
CS/CS/SB 1884 Health Regulation by the Agency for Health Care Administration Compare

Bill Text

Committee Substitute 1  
Original Filed Version  
078735 , Corcoran (HSQS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 0 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 1/25/2012 3:04:28 PM

Staff Analysis

Vote History

(no votes recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee
Died in Health & Human Services Committee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160) Friday, March 09, 2012 11:59 PM Health & Human Services Committee
Now in Health & Human Services Committee Monday, February 06, 2012 11:16 AM Health & Human Services Committee
Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Monday, February 06, 2012 11:16 AM Health & Human Services Committee
1st Reading Wednesday, February 01, 2012 6:48 PM
CS Filed Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:40 AM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:40 AM
Reported out of Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:39 PM Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee
Favorable with CS by Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:30 PM Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee
Added to Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee agenda Monday, January 23, 2012 4:11 PM Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee
Now in Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:18 AM Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee
Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:18 AM Health & Human Services Committee
Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:18 AM Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:18 AM Insurance & Banking Subcommittee
Referred to Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:18 AM Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee
1st Reading Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:59 PM
Filed Friday, January 06, 2012 1:27 PM Corcoran

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

381.026
395.002
395.107
456.072
56.072
627.6131
627.6385
383.50
390.011
394.4787
395.003
395.602
395.701
408.051
409.905
409.97
409.975
468.505
627.736
766.118
766.316
812.014
 

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