Little signs medical debt bill

POST REGISTER — Gov. Brad Little has signed a bill to put some limits on medical debt collection in Idaho.

The Idaho Patient Act, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2021, will require providers to submit a bill to a patient’s insurance or to the patient within 45 days of providing a service or discharging the patient and to send the patient a summary of services within 15 days after that. From there, no interest could be charged for another 60 days, and a medical provider could not sue a patient or turn a bill over to collections until 90 days after a patient receives a final statement.

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