MD SB873 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)
Status: Introduced on February 3 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-06 - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn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



2020-03-06SenateUnfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
2020-03-04SenateHearing canceled
2020-02-07SenateHearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-03SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

HB1081 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-09 - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn


Code Citations

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

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