Position: Support

Summary: This bill creates transparency for consumers in free-standing emergency departments (FSEDs). The bill requires all FSEDs to provide patients and potential patients with a statement of rights after the patients are evaluated. The statement of rights is intended to help patients understand the treatments they would receive and understand the costs of those treatments.

This bill could help reduce patient confusion at FSEDs and help them make better care decisions and avoid unexpected costs, which they may incur from seeking care at an emergency facility rather than, for example, an urgent care clinic.

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