Legislation


La. Stat. Ann. § 22:971 – Louisiana

Status: Enacted
Link: http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=507808

Directs the Department of Insurance to provide for a patient bill of rights that guarantees patients to greater access to information and care, to expand choice, and to hold HMOs responsible for decisions that harm patients. In creating the bill of rights, the department shall establish and maintain an information collection program to track and evaluate state and federal efforts to provide for a uniform patient bill of rights, and shall submit an annual report to the legislature on recommendations to enact a uniform bill.

Key Issues: HEALTHCARE MARKETS

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