HB1590 (2012) Detail

Requiring the disclosure to patients and prospective patients of the charges for medical procedures.


HB 1590 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2438

10/01

HOUSE BILL 1590

AN ACT requiring the disclosure to patients and prospective patients of the charges for medical procedures.

SPONSORS: Rep. Cohn, Merr 6; Rep. Maltz, Hills 27; Rep. Manuse, Rock 5; Rep. Krasucki, Hills 26; Sen. White, Dist 9

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill requires persons or institutions providing health care services to provide the charges for medical services upon the request of the patient or of a prospective patient.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2438

10/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT requiring the disclosure to patients and prospective patients of the charges for medical procedures.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Patient Information; Request for Charges for Services. Amend RSA 332-I:2, I(b) to read as follows:

(b) The patient has the right to receive information from the health care provider and to discuss the benefits, risks, and costs of appropriate treatment alternatives. Accordingly, every patient and every prospective patient shall be entitled, upon his or her request, to be informed in advance and in writing of the charges for services.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1590 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1590 Revision: 21693 Date: Dec. 21, 2011, midnight

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