Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1718-A, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 332, §1 and affected by §3, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1718-B is enacted to read:
This section applies to the disclosure of health care prices by a health care entity.
This amendment, which is the majority report of the committee, replaces the bill. It retains the substance of the bill and adds the following.
1. It requires health care entities to maintain prices rather than price lists to reflect that prices are typically retained in databases.
2. It requires health care entities to display a notice informing patients of their ability to obtain estimates of costs from the Maine Health Data Organization.
3. It allows health care entities that do not render their services directly to patients in an office setting to satisfy the requirements of notice by providing information on their publicly accessible websites.