SB17-065

SB17-065 - Transparency In Direct Pay Health Care Prices

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning a requirement that health care providers disclose the charges they impose for common health care services when payment is made directly rather than by a third party.

The bill creates the 'Transparency in Health Care Prices Act', which requires health care professionals and health care facilities to make available to the public the health care prices they assess directly for common health care services they provide. Health care professionals and facilities are not required to submit their health care prices to any government agency for review or approval. Additionally, the act prohibits health insurers, government agencies, or other persons or entities from penalizing a health care recipient, provider, facility, employer, or other person or entity who pays directly for health care services or otherwise exercises rights under or complies with the act. The bill takes effect January 1, 2018.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: April 6, 2017
04/06/2017 - Governor Signed
04/04/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/04/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/04/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/28/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/24/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/22/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/21/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/16/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/15/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
02/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/09/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/08/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/07/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/06/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/03/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
01/31/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/03/2017 - No Amendments
01/26/2017 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/13/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services