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Bill Detail: HB23-1243

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Title Hospital Community Benefit
Status Governor Signed (05/10/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors J. Amabile (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/11/2023
Summary

The bill makes changes to the hospital community benefit and
imposes certain requirements on the public presentation of each hospital's
community implementation plan. The bill requires each hospital to:
  • Solicit feedback from the community during each annual
presentation of its proposed community benefit
implementation plan for the following year;
  • Submit a report that details who attended the public
meeting, the topics discussed at the meeting, and any
decisions made as a result of the discussion;
  • Make the report available to the public; and
  • Complete a community benefit implementation plan that
addresses the needs described in the reporting hospital's
community health needs assessment and includes an
explanation of the community served by the hospital.
The bill requires the state board to promulgate rules governing the
accessibility standards for the public meetings and to implement best
practices to ensure public engagement from a diverse range of
populations.
The bill requires the department of health care policy and
financing (state department) to:
  • Include in its annual report a summary of the estimated
federal and state tax exemptions made by each hospital;
  • Establish a minimum annual community investment target
based on certain calculation standards; and
  • Set requirements for compliance, and allows the state
department to take remedial action if a hospital fails to
comply with the hospital community benefit requirements.

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