2017 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Representative Nosse|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to hospital charges.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Creates Hospital Rate Commission in Oregon Health Authority to review hospital charges billed by certain hospitals and recommend to Oregon Health Authority whether to approve charges as reasonable based on prescribed criteria.
Specifies membership and duties of commission. Imposes civil penalty on hospital that bills unreasonable charges. Allows persons filing complaint with commission to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs if authority determines that charge to person for hospital services was unreasonable. Requires hospitals to pay fee to commission. Creates Hospital Rate Commission Fund consisting of fees and fines collected by commission. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to commission for carrying out provisions of Act.
|Fiscal Impact:||May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||House Committee On Health Care|