HB 78

Short Description: Est a debt relief program – likely RIP

Status: Bill amended to tighten eligibility and requires proof of inability to pay.  Requires Dept. Of Health to develop forms for hospitals to use with patients seeking financial assistance.  Passed Health committee.  Bill passes House 6/27/23.

SM 40369

Short Description: prohibits non-profit hospital from “aggressive collections actions” which could include debt sales. 

Status: Circulating in co-sponsor request, not yet filed. Checking for local counsel.