SB 0515 Health practitioners to hold liens on a patient's negligence claims and defines chiropractic physicians
LR Number:L2011.01I Fiscal Note:2011-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:03/22/99 - Hearing Cancelled S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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SB 515 - This act provides a definition of "chiropractic physician" as one who treats human ailments without the use of drugs or surgery.

It also deals with health practitioners' liens. It allows health practitioners, hospitals, clinics, or other institutions licensed by the state to hold liens on any claims a patient might have against another for negligently causing the patient's injuries. Patients are allowed to maintain negligence claims for the customary charges associated with treating such injuries. Anyone found to be liable has one year to pay the health practitioner, hospital, clinic, or other institution. If the lien exceeds fifty percent of the amount due the patient, then the lien will only apply to fifty percent of the amount and lienholders will receive their respective portions of that amount. This provision was incorporated into truly agreed to CCS/SCS/HCS/HB 343.