HB 22-1285

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 26, 2022
  • Passed House Apr 26, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 03, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 08, 2022

Prohibit Collection Hospital Not Disclosing Prices

Abstract

The bill prohibits a hospital or other person or entity collecting on behalf of the hospital from initiating or pursuing collection actions against a patient or patient guarantor for debt incurred by the patient on the date or dates of service when the hospital was not in material compliance with federal hospital price transparency laws. Nothing in the bill: Prohibits a hospital from billing a patient or health insurer for items or services provided to the patient; or Requires a hospital to refund a payment made to the hospital for items or services provided to a patient. A hospital that initiates or pursues a prohibited collection action If a patient believes that a hospital was not in material compliance with price transparency laws, the patient or patient guarantor may file a lawsuit. If a judge or jury finds the hospital out of material compliance with federal hospital price transparency laws, the hospital is subject to a penalty equal to the amount of the debt and must refund any amount paid on the debt and pay attorney fees and costs.The bill makes attempting to collect the debt an unfair practice under the "Colorado Fair Debt Collections Act".The bill authorizes the department of public health and environment, in considering a hospital's license renewal application, to consider whether the hospital is or has been in compliance with federal hospital price transparency laws. Critical access hospitals have more time to comply with federal hospital price transparency laws before the provisions of the bill apply. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 08, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 01, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 10, 2022

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

May 09, 2022

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

May 06, 2022

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

May 04, 2022

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

May 03, 2022

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 02, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor

Apr 28, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Health & Human Services

Apr 26, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

House

House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Apr 25, 2022

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 22, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Apr 19, 2022

House

House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 13, 2022

House

House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole

Mar 08, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/08/2022) PDF
Final Act (06/01/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/03/2022) PDF
Revised (05/02/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (04/26/2022) PDF
Engrossed (04/22/2022) PDF
Introduced (03/08/2022) PDF
PA1 (04/14/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/11/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note MEMO1 (04/14/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/28/2022) PDF

Sources

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