HB0655/SB1206 – Extends authority to barter for all healthcare services – C.Sexton/Crowe

Bill Description

AMENDMENT #1 rewrites the bill and revises the present law provisions governing barter for healthcare services. Present law authorizes a physician to accept goods or services as payment in a direct exchange of barter for healthcare services provided by the physician if the physician's patient is not covered by health insurance.

This amendment extends the authority to barter to all healthcare professionals instead of only physicians. This amendment defines "healthcare professional" as a physician or other healthcare practitioner licensed, registered, accredited, or certified to perform healthcare services and regulated under the authority of the department of health or any agency, board, council, or committee attached to the department.

TLRC Position

Favor: We don't understand why this would be necessary but support any measures that allow for freedom in any marketplace.

TLRC Observed Process

Passed with little opposition

Vote Result: Passed

Score: +5

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