91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0161
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Short description: 
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION REVIEW                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates  the  Patient  Protection  in  Utilization  Review   Act.      
   Requires  persons  who are health care utilization review agents to be      
   certificated by the Department  of  Insurance.   Preempts  home  rule.      
   Effective January 1, 2000.                                                  
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Insurance)                                     
          HB161 could have a fiscal impact exceeding $200,000 associated       
          with additional staffing & incidental costs.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything but the short title.                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                                                              
        Replaces the title and  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.      
   Creates  the  Health  Services  Act.  Establishes the conditions under      
   which health care plans are required to  pay  for  emergency  services      
   prior  to  stabilization.   Requires  utilization  review  programs to      
   register with the Department of Insurance.                                  
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Deletes the definition of "health care plan" from the bill.            
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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