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HB 955: Physician Referrals

GENERAL BILL by Shoaf ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Sabatini

Physician Referrals; Authorizes health care provider to refer patient to licensed hospital owned or leased & operated by entity in which provider has investment interest; requires health care practitioner to notify patient in writing upon referring patient to certain providers; provides requirements for such notice.

Effective Date: 1/1/2021
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/16/2019 House • Filed
1/3/2020 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 82
1/13/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 01/15/20, 9:30 am, Mashburn Hall
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 82
1/15/2020 House • Favorable by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 2 -HJ 393
• Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee -HJ 393
1/30/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/03/20, 2:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2/3/2020 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 1 -HJ 487
2/4/2020 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 487
2/10/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, Morris Hall
2/12/2020 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 1 -HJ 551
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 551
2/27/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/20
3/3/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 710
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 731
• Passed; YEAS 88 NAYS 25 -HJ 732
3/4/2020 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2020 Senate • Referred to Rules -SJ 472
• Received -SJ 472
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Rules