Maine Revised Statutes

§5-116-A. Debts owed to health care providers

1. Definition of "health care provider."   For purposes of this section, "health care provider" means a physician, health care practitioner, hospital, clinic, clinical laboratory, health care facility or other person or facility that provides health care services and is licensed or registered by the State.
[ 2009, c. 526, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Agreement by or on behalf of health care provider.   An agreement by a health care provider, or by a debt collector on behalf of a health care provider, to accept partial payments over time without assessment of interest from a consumer on a debt for health care services is not a consumer credit transaction as defined by section 1-301, subsection 12.
[ 2009, c. 526, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Disclosure of available payment arrangements.   A health care provider shall notify a consumer of the availability of any payment arrangements offered by the health care provider to satisfy a debt for health care services.
[ 2009, c. 526, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Rehabilitation of defaulted medical debt.   A payment arrangement offered by a health care provider must provide a consumer the opportunity to reasonably rehabilitate, cure or remedy a defaulted status of a debt for health care services under terms and conditions established by the health care provider, including, but not limited to, making payment in full or making 6 consecutive monthly payments in a timely manner.
[ 2009, c. 526, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2009, c. 526, §1 (NEW).