Health care services; payment estimates. (HB188)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care services; payment estimates. Requires hospitals and practitioners licensed by the Board of Medicine to provide a patient or the representative of a patient scheduled to receive a nonemergency procedure, test, or service to be performed by the hospital or practitioner with an estimate of the payment amount for which the patient will be responsible no later than one week after the scheduling of such procedure, test, or service. Currently, only hospitals are required to provide such estimate, and such estimate is required only (i) for elective procedures, tests, or services; (ii) within three days of the procedure, test, or service; and (iii) upon request of the patient or his representative. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/26/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100999D
12/26/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB188)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/04/2020Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/04/2020Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions