Medical assistance services; duties of Attorney General. (SB1186)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Medical Assistance Plan; investigatory powers of the Attorney General; allowable charge for services. Expands the authority of the Attorney General or his authorized representatives in auditing and investigating providers of services under the State Medical Assistance Plan by giving authority to compel the production of fingerprints, photographs, and handwriting exemplars by witnesses. The bill provides that a witness who refuses to testify or produce requested evidence may be held in contempt and incarcerated until he complies. Subpoenas are excepted from certain provisions related to health records privacy and notice provisions, and information developed during a civil investigation is privileged. The bill also requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to require that the actual charge for certain services, equipment, and materials shall not exceed the lowest price charged by or paid to the provider by any individual or entity, with certain exceptions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102499D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2013Rereferred from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1186)
01/28/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Committee substitute printed 13104436D-S1
01/28/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104436D-S1
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1186S1
02/03/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1186S1)
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Referred from Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2013Assigned HWI sub: #1
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/14/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Committee substitute printed 13105023D-H1
02/15/2013Read second time
02/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1186H1)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105023D-H1
02/18/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1186H1
02/18/2013Passed House with substitute (99-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Title replaced 13105023D-H1
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1186ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1186ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 538 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.