Provides personal property exemptions for medical debts; requires licensed facility to post information on its website regarding certain services; requires facility to establish patient grievance process; prohibits certain collection activities by facility.
Requiring a licensed facility to establish, update, and make public a list of the facility's charges for services which meets certain federal requirements; prohibiting consumer reporting agencies from publishing a consumer report containing a medical debt credit impairment under certain circumstances; requiring the consumer reporting agency to remove the credit impairment, free of charge, under certain circumstances; authorizing patient-consumers to initiate legal proceedings for violations; prohibiting persons from reporting certain consumer debt to a consumer reporting agency without the express written consent of the creditor, etc.
Mergers and Acquisitions Reporting; Requires certain entities to submit written notice of specified filing to AG relating to certain transactions. Mergers and acquisitions reporting; notice required.—Any entity conducting business in the state which is required to file the Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, 15 U.S.C. s. 18a(a), shall provide written notice of such filing to the Office of the Attorney General at the same time that notice is filed with the Federal Government.
Mergers and Acquisitions Reporting; Requiring certain entities to submit to the Office of the Attorney General written notice of a specified federal filing relating to mergers and acquisitions, etc.
Defining the terms "hospital" and "physician"; specifying that certain restrictive covenants in employment agreements between physicians and hospitals do not support a legitimate business interest, etc.
Specifies certain restrictive covenants in employment agreements between physicians & hospitals do not support legitimate business interest; authorizes party to employment agreement to elect to have mutually agreed upon arbitrator make specified binding determination.
Authorizing the governing body of an independent hospital district to evaluate certain benefits of the potential conversion of the independent hospital district to a nonprofit entity under certain circumstances; requiring that the evaluation be completed and the final report be presented to the governing body within a specified timeframe; requiring the governing body to negotiate and complete an agreement with the board of county commissioners for each affected county before converting the independent hospital district to a nonprofit entity; prohibiting members of the board of county commissioners for counties party to such agreements from [...]
Provides requirements for conversion of independent hospital district to nonprofit entity; requires independent entity to evaluate such conversion; requires evaluation be completed & presented to district within specified timeframe; provides for negotiation of agreement between each affected county & district; provides requirements for agreement; requires certain disclosures; requires referendum under certain circumstances; requires district to file copy of agreement with & provide certain notification to DEO within specified timeframe.
Authorizes qualified physicians to perform patient examinations & evaluations through telehealth for renewals of physician certifications for medical use of marijuana.