SB 414 Prohibits hospitals from billing for certain medical errors
Sponsor: Dempsey
LR Number: 2043S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 2/25/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page: S401
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: July 1, 2010

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Current Bill Summary

SB 414 - Beginning July 1, 2010, any hospital that reports a reportable incident shall not charge for or bill any entity for all services related to the reportable incident, as such incidents are identified by the National Quality Forum. Such events include wrong-site surgery, retention of a foreign object in a patient after surgery, and death or serious disability associated with medication error.

This act is similar to a provision in HB 497 (2009) and to a provision in SB 1283 (2008).