Medical liens
MEDICAL LIENS – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding medical liens, to update a provision regarding perfection of such liens, and to provide that liens shall relate to the charges for services or treatments provided.

RS31116 / H0501

This bill makes minor changes to the 1941 medical lien statute to deal with the way modern medical billing works. It helps patients by making sure that those who have purchased private medical insurance receive the benefits they have purchased. It still protects medical providers allowing for liens in injury cases for the fair value of the services. It gives the providers an additional time period for filing a medical lien after a citizen’s health insurance has processed the medical bills to ensure that medical providers get paid all of a fair negotiated value for their services. It prevents providers from overbilling and imposing inflated charges on the liability insurance companies when private health insurance is available to pay.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government, therefore the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/08 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/09 Reported Printed and Referred to Business
02/20 Reported out of Committee, Recommend place on General Orders
02/27 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
02/27 Reported out without recommendation as amended
02/27 Amendments Referred to the JRA for Printing
02/27 Bill as Amended Referred to JRA for Engrossing
02/28 Reported Engrossed; Filed for First Reading of Engrossed Bills
02/28 Read first time as amended; filed for Second Reading
02/29 Read second time as amended; Filed for Third Reading
03/01 Read third time in full as amended – PASSED - 67-0-3
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Hansen), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12)(Crane), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Andrus, Erickson, Shepherd
Floor Sponsor - Gannon
Title apvd - to Senate
03/04 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/04 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Commerce & Human Resources
03/19 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/20 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/22 Read third time in full – PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES – Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Adams
Floor Sponsor - Ruchti
Title apvd - to House
03/25 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/25 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/26 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/26 Signed by President; returned to House
03/26 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/27 Delivered to Governor at 4:15 p.m. on March 26, 2024
03/29 Reported Signed by Governor on March 28, 2024
Session Law Chapter 236
Effective: 03/28/2024