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2019 House Bill 1065: Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care services
Introduced by Rep. Eileen Cody (West Seattle) (D) on January 14, 2019
  Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on January 14, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on February 1, 2019
Modifies requirements related to coverage of emergency services provided at an out-of-network emergency department. Regulates the practice of balance billing by out-of-network providers and facilities and authorizes arbitration of balance billing disputes between health carriers and out-of-network providers or facilities. Requires health care facilities, health care providers, and health carriers to provide patients with information about network status.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 6, 2019
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 1, 2019
Received in the Senate on March 6, 2019
Referred to the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on March 6, 2019
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on April 1, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 9, 2019
Received in the House on April 18, 2019
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 21, 2019