MD HB1081 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Introduced on February 6 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-09 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requiring a hospital to annually submit a report to the Health Services Cost Review Commission on the total number of patients by race or ethnicity, gender, and zip code against whom the hospital has filed an action to collect a debt, or to whom the hospital has and has not reported or classified a bad debt, and the total amount of costs owed but not collected; requiring that a certain policy provide a mechanism to a patient to modify a payment plan and prohibit the hospital from collecting a certain debt for a certain patient; etc.

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Health Facilities - Hospitals - Medical Debt Protection



2020-03-09HouseUnfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
2020-02-11HouseHearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-06HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations

Same As/Similar To

SB873 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-06 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General19214.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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