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CS/HB 999: Medical Billing

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Toledo

Medical Billing; Provides personal property exemptions from legal process for medical debts; requires licensed facility to provide cost estimate to patient under certain conditions; prohibits facility from charging patient amount exceeding cost estimate by set threshold; requires facility to provide patient written explanation of excess charges; requires facility to establish internal grievance process to allow patients to dispute charges; prohibits facility from engaging in certain collection activities.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/21/2019 House • Filed
2/28/2019 House • Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 100
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 100
• On Committee agenda-- Health Market Reform Subcommittee, 03/07/19, 9:00 am, Mashburn Hall
3/7/2019 House • Favorable by Health Market Reform Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 1 -HJ 364
3/7/2019 House • Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 364
3/29/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/02/19, 1:00 pm, Sumner Hall
4/2/2019 House • Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -HJ 566
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 566
4/5/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/09/19, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
4/9/2019 House • CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 633
4/10/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
4/10/2019 House • CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 628
4/11/2019 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 672
4/11/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/19
4/17/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 720
• Read 3rd time -HJ 720
• CS passed; YEAS 113 NAYS 1 -HJ 720
4/23/2019 Senate • In Messages
4/24/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 465
• Received -SJ 465
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy