Hospitals; financial assistance for uninsured patient, payment plans. (HB1071)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Hospitals; financial assistance; payment plans. Requires hospitals to make reasonable efforts to screen every uninsured patient, defined in the bill, to determine whether the individual is eligible for medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance or for financial assistance under the hospital's financial assistance policy and to inform every uninsured patient who receives services at the hospital and who is determined to be eligible for assistance under the hospital's financial assistance policy of the option to enter into a payment plan with the hospital. The bill also prohibits hospitals from engaging in extraordinary collection actions to recover a debt for medical services against any patient unless the hospital has made all reasonable efforts to determine whether the patient qualifies for medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance or is eligible for financial assistance under the hospital's financial assistance policy and requires hospitals to annually report data and information regarding the amount of charity care, discounted care, and financial assistance provided under the hospital's financial assistance policy and the amount of uncollected bad debt. This bill is identical to SB 201. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103960D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1071)
02/10/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22105937D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105937D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1071H1
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1071H1)
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22106945D-S1
02/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1071S1)
03/01/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106945D-S1
03/03/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/03/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1071S1
03/03/2022Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 22106945D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Tran, Orrock, Head
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Favola, Barker, Newman
03/10/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2022Conference substitute printed 22107783D-H2
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1071H2)
03/21/2022Enrolled
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1071ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1071ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0678)

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