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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 042 : Bill of Rights for Hospital Patients and Patient Access to Information

Subchapter 002 : Access to Information

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1855)
  • § 1855. Ambulatory surgical patients; explanation of charges

    (a) As used in this section:

    (1) “Ambulatory surgical center” has the same meaning as in section 9432 of this title.

    (2) “Hospital” means a hospital required to be licensed under chapter 43 of this title.

    (b) A patient receiving outpatient surgical services or an outpatient procedure at an ambulatory surgical center or hospital shall receive an itemized, detailed, and understandable explanation of charges regardless of the source of payment and shall be provided with information about the ambulatory surgical center’s or hospital’s financial assistance and billing and collections practices. (Added 2019, No. 53, § 1.)