Health care services; practitioners to provide to patient payment estimates. (SB721)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care services; payment estimates. Requires practitioners licensed by the Board of Medicine and hospitals to provide a patient or the representative of a patient scheduled to receive a nonemergency procedure, test, or service to be performed by the practitioner or hospital, at least three days in advance of the date of such procedure, test, or service, an estimate of the payment amount for which the participant will be responsible. Under current law, the requirement to provide such estimate applies only to hospitals for elective procedures, tests, or services and only upon request. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101942D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/01/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB721)
02/01/2018Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)