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2007 Senate Bill 5725: Making health care providers' billing statements admissible.
Introduced by Sen. Rosa Franklin, (D-Tacoma) (D) on January 29, 2007
To amend the law by allowing a health care bill statement as an admissible form of evidence. The bill adds new language for arbitration proceedings and states if a health care provider billing statement is certified, then the presumption of reasonable value is established, where standards of customary charges in the community occur. The bill also states that the presumption does not shift the burden of proof.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 29, 2007
Substitute offered to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 28, 2007
To clarify that the bill only applies to tort claims; and does not change the burden of proof for any other element of a tort claim other than damages. It is also clarified that billing statements certified for patient treatment are presumed to "reflect," rather than "be," the reasonable value of such treatment.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 28, 2007