HB 2062 Health maintenance organizations; access to emergency services.
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Health maintenance organizations; access to emergency services. Provides members of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) with access to a system of 24-hour emergency services. This bill directs HMOs to provide either 24-hour access to medical care or 24-hour access by telephone to a physician or licensed health professional with appropriate medical training. HMOs must reimburse hospital emergency facilities for medical screening and stabilization rendered to meet the requirements of the Federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act if (i) the HMO or its designee or the member's primary care physician authorizes, directs, or refers a member to use a hospital emergency facility or (ii) the HMO fails to provide a system for providing 24-hour access. HMOs must provide to their members a description of the procedures to be followed for emergency services.

Full text:
01/14/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 978046432  pdf
01/23/97  House: Printed as engrossed 978046432-E  pdf
02/19/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2062ER)  pdf
03/14/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)  pdf

House amendments

01/14/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 978046432
01/14/97  House: Referred to Committee on Corporations, Insurance and Banking
01/21/97  House: Reported from C. I. B. w/amds. (22-Y 0-N)
01/22/97  House: Read first time
01/23/97  House: Read second time
01/23/97  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/23/97  House: Engrossed by House as amended
01/23/97  House: Printed as engrossed 978046432-E
01/24/97  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/97  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/97  House: Communicated to Senate
01/27/97  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 1-N)
01/27/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/10/97  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
02/11/97  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/97  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/97  Senate: Read third time
02/12/97  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/97  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2062ER)
02/25/97  House: Enrolled
02/25/97  Senate: Signed by President
02/26/97  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/97  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 139 (effective 7/1/97)
03/14/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)