Skip to Navigation | Skip to Main Content | Skip to Site Map

MyFloridaHouse.gov | Mobile Site

Senate Tracker: Sign Up | Login

The Florida Senate

HB 959: Medical Billing

GENERAL BILL by Duggan ; Buchanan ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez, A.M.

Medical Billing; Provides personal property exemptions from legal process for medical debts; requires licensed facility to provide cost estimate to patient or prospective patient under certain conditions; prohibits facility from charging amount exceeding cost estimate by set threshold; requires facility to provide patient written explanation of excess charges; requires facility to establish internal grievance process to allow patients to dispute charges; prohibits facility from engaging in certain collection activities.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 2/13/2020 House - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/19/20
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/16/2019 House • Filed
1/3/2020 House • Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 82
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 82
1/16/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Market Reform Subcommittee, 01/21/20, 3:00 pm, Mashburn Hall
1/21/2020 House • Favorable by Health Market Reform Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 421
• Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 421
1/24/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/28/20, 12:00 pm, Sumner Hall
1/28/2020 House • Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 463
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 463
2/4/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/06/20, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
2/6/2020 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 526
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 526
2/13/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/19/20