HB 1549

Short Description: comprehensive healthcare bill.  Includes price transparency that only fines hospital for non-compliance.  Requires itemized bill, screening for charity care eligibility and certified notice from hospital before selling debt or other extreme collection practices. 

Status: Companion bill passed into law

SB 1640

Short Description: 3-year statute of limitation on collections.  Requires itemized bill and screening for charity care eligibility before selling debt or other extreme collection practices.  Cannot collect during grievance process.

Status: Companion bill passed into law. Hearing on 2/6/24 and passed committee.

HB 7089

Short Description: Hospital price transparency that bans collections actions if a hospital is noncompliant. 3-yr statute of limitations on collections from date referred to collector.

Status: Sent to Governor 4/24/24.