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2001-2002 Regular Session - SB 53
Health Benefit Plans; contractural fees between physician and insurer; timely disclosure of laboratory tests
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A bill to be entitled an Act to amend Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., relating to professions and businesses, so as to enact the "Fair Health Care Billing Act of 2001"; to state legislative findings; to define terms; to provide for obligations and fees under health benefit plans and contractual and other liabilities and standards relating thereto; to limit certain collection and legal actions; to amend Code Section 10-1-393 of the O.C.G.A., relating to unfair practices, so as to include among those practices certain violations relating to health care billing; to amend Code Section 33-6-5 of the O.C.G.A., relating to unfair insurance practices, so as to include among those practices certain violations relating to health care billing; to provide for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2001 - Effective Date
Apr/28/2001 - Act 358
Apr/28/2001 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/06/2001 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/15/2001 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/15/2001 - House Third Readers
Mar/08/2001 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/01/2001 - House Second Readers
Feb/27/2001 - House First Readers
Feb/26/2001 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/22/2001 - Senate Rule 143
Feb/22/2001 - Senate Third Read
Feb/09/2001 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/08/2001 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Jan/24/2001 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/23/2001 - Senate Hopper
2/22/01 Pursuant to Senate Rule 143, action suspended
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