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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Patient health information. Defines the term "diagnostic imaging service" (service). Requires the person or entity responsible for the performance of a service to provide a patient or the patient's designee with a notification containing information related to the status of the service. Specifies certain exceptions. Requires a notification to contain the following information: (1) The name of the health care provider responsible for ordering the service. (2) The date of the service. (3) The date the complete results for a service were sent to the health care provider responsible for requesting the service. Specifies how a notification may be sent. Patient health information. Defines the term "diagnostic imaging service" (service). Requires the person or entity responsible for the performance of a service to provide a patient or the patient's designee with a notification containing information related to the status of the service. Specifies certain exceptions. Requires a notification to contain the following information: (1) The name of the health care provider responsible for ordering the service. (2) The date of the service. (3) The date the complete results for a service were sent to the health care provider responsible for requesting the service. Specifies how a notification may be sent. Requires a notification to be sent to a patient or the patient's designee not later than 20 days after the complete results of a service are sent to the physician responsible for requesting the service. Specifies that the obligation to send a service notification exists in addition to any other notice requirement required by state or federal law. Requires the state department of health (department) to: (1) enforce compliance with the notification requirement as part of the department's licensure responsibilities; (2) establish a complaint procedure for noncompliance; and (3) make the complaint procedure visible on the department's publicly accessible Internet web site. Provides the department with rulemaking authority for the purpose of investigating and enforcing notification obligations. ... View more