SB 0367 Prohibits health carriers from requiring providers to use hospitalists and use all of the carrier's services
LR Number:1487S.01I Fiscal Note:1487-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:02/28/01 - Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SB 367 - Under this act, contracts entered into between health carriers and providers, after August 28, 2001, shall not require the provider to participate in all of the products offered by the health carrier as a condition of the provider's participation in the plan. Additionally, no contract between providers and health carriers shall require the mandatory use of a hospitalist.

A "hospitalist" as used in subsection 10 of Section 354.606 of this act, means a physician who becomes a physician of record for a patient of a participating provider. The physician may return the care of the patient to that participating provider at the end of hospitalization.