SB 136 Prohibits hospitals from requiring physicians to agree to make patient referrals as a condition of receiving medical staff privileges
Sponsor: Schaaf
LR Number: 1006S.01I Fiscal Note: 1006-01N.ORG
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 3/1/2011 - Hearing Conducted S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 136 – This act prohibits a hospital from requiring a physician to agree to make patient referrals to the hospital-affiliated facility as a condition of receiving medical staff membership or medical staff privileges at the hospital. This act also prohibits a hospital from refusing to grant medical staff membership or privileges or participatory status in the hospital because the physician or his or her partner, associate, employee, or family member provides medical or health care services at, has ownership interest in, or has a leadership position on the medical staff of another hospital, hospital system, or health care facility.

This act is identical to HB 1855 (2010).

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