Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 31

H.P. 258 - L.D. 322

An Act To Clarify the Prohibition on Payment for Health Care Facility Mistakes or Preventable Adverse Events

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1721, sub-§2,  as enacted by PL 2007, c. 605, §1, is amended to read:

2. Prohibition.   A health care facility is prohibited from knowingly charging a patient or the patient's insurer or the patient's employer as defined in Title 39-A, section 102, subsection 12 for health care services it provided as a result of or to correct a mistake or preventable adverse event caused by that health care facility.

Effective September 12, 2009

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