FL H0999 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Failed on May 3 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-03 - Died in Health Policy
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Provides personal property exemptions from legal process for medical debts; requires licensed facility to provide cost estimate to patient under certain conditions; prohibits facility from charging patient amount exceeding cost estimate by set threshold; requires facility to provide patient written explanation of excess charges; requires facility to establish internal grievance process to allow patients to dispute charges; prohibits facility from engaging in certain collection activities.

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Medical Billing


Roll Calls

2019-04-17 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#162 (Y: 113 N: 1 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-05-03SenateDied in Health Policy
2019-05-03SenateIndefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
2019-04-24SenateReferred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules
2019-04-23SenateIn Messages
2019-04-17HouseCS passed; YEAS 113 NAYS 1
2019-04-17HouseRead 3rd time
2019-04-17HouseRead 2nd time
2019-04-11HousePlaced on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/19
2019-04-11HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-04-10HouseCS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time
2019-04-10HousePending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
2019-04-09HouseCS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0
2019-04-05HouseOn Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/09/19, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
2019-04-02HouseNow in Health and Human Services Committee
2019-04-02HouseFavorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
2019-03-29HouseOn Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/02/19, 1:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2019-03-07HouseNow in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
2019-03-07HouseFavorable by Health Market Reform Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 1
2019-03-05HouseOn Committee agenda-- Health Market Reform Subcommittee, 03/07/19, 9:00 am, Mashburn Hall
2019-02-28HouseReferred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee

Same As/Similar To

S1514 (Similar To) 2019-05-03 - Died in Health Policy

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
22226Amended CodeSee Bill Text
395301Amended CodeSee Bill Text
3953011Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Florida State Sources

Bill Comments