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Concerning state charity care law (Cleveland, Rivers, Fain)

Addresses prohibitions and requirements of practices and policies of a hospital with regard to charity care.

SUMMARY OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL
(1) Requires third-party coverage to be exhausted before a patient becomes eligible for charity care. (2) Requires hospitals to prominently display charity care notices throughout the hospital and on its website. (3) Requires hospital billing statements to include a statement notifying patients that they may qualify for a discount.

Hearing Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 -- 8:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6273&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)