|SB 1011||Requires physicians to disclose affiliations with health care providers in referral situations|
|LR Number:||3730S.03I||Fiscal Note:||3730-03|
|Committee:||Insurance and Housing|
|Last Action:||02/28/00 - Referred S Insurance & Housing Committee||Journal page:||S334|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2000|
SB 1011 - This act requires physicians to disclose affiliations with health care providers in referral situations and will be known as the "Patient Protection Act of 2000". It states that when a physician refers a patient to another health care provider, the referring physician must disclose to the patient, specifically and in writing, any affiliation, common employers, or financial interest the referring physician might have with the health care provider. Patients may report a physician's failure to do so to the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.
This act uses the definition for "health care provider" contained in Section 538.205, which refers to physicians, hospitals, HMOs, ambulatory surgical centers, long-term care facilities, dentists, nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists, physicians-in-training, and any other person or entity that provides health care services under the authority of a license or certificate. STEVE WITTE