Maine LD 521: An Act To Amend the Health Care Practitioner Transparency Requirements

LD 521 (subjects: LICENSING , MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=521&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick of Penobscot: (D – District 9) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/26/2015 Senate Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Whittemore of Somerset REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/26/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-19) READ and ADOPTED.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/9/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-19).
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/14/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative BECK of Waterville, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-19) was READ and ADOPTED.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
4/16/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.

READ the Second Time.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-19).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/23/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/28/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 521 as originally introduced. L.D. 521 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-19) .

An Act To Amend the Health Care Practitioner Transparency Requirements

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

Sec. 1. 24 MRSA 2988, sub- 3, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 285, 1, is amended to read:

3. Identification. A health care practitioner shall comply with the following identification requirements. A health care practitioner who does not have direct patient care interactions is not subject to the provisions of this subsection.

A. A health care practitioner shall display a copy of the practitioner’s license in a prominent place in an office area visible to current and prospective patients. If the health care practitioner sees patients in a setting outside of a licensed health care facility, the copy must be of sufficient size to be visible and apparent to patients, except that a copy no smaller than the original license is deemed to be sufficient.
B. A health care practitioner seeing patients on a face-to-face basis shall wear a name badge or some other form of identification that clearly discloses:

(1) The health care practitioner’s name;

(2) The type of license, registration or certification the health care practitioner holds, including the common term for the health care practitioner’s profession; and

(3) The health care practitioner’s medical staff position, if applicable.

summary

This bill removes from the Maine Health Security Act the requirement that a health care practitioner display a copy of the practitioner’s license so the license is visible to patients.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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