Senate passes Idaho Patient Act 32-1, sends to governor

IDAHO PRESS — The Idaho Senate has voted 32-1 in favor of HB 515, the Idaho Patient Act, sending the House-passed bill to the governor’s desk. The measure, pushed by eastern Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot and sponsored by members of the GOP leadership in both the House and Senate, cracks down on aggressive medical debt collection practices that, while currently legal, can result in patients owing thousands of dollars in attorney fees for what originally were small medical bills.

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