Actions:  HHHC/HAFC-HHHC  DP/a-HAFC
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HB 304 appropriates ten million dollars ($10,000,000) for small rural hospitals to pay medical malpractice surcharges.Legislation Overview:
Synopsis: HB 304 makes an appropriation to the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance to assist certain small rural hospitals to pay surcharges for coverage under the Medical Malpractice Act. Analysis: House Bill 304 (HB 304) makes an appropriation of ten million dollars to the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance to assist small rural hospitals to pay surcharges for medical malpractice charges. Certain restrictions apply for hospitals owned or operated by out of state corporations or other entity.Amendments:
Amended February 7, 2024 in HHHC: HHHC/HB304a: The House Health and Human Services Committee amendment to HB304 reduced the appropriation from ten million to eight million one hundred thousand ($8,100,000) and added language to state that “to aid hospitals that care for the sick and indigent and publicly owned hospitals that purchase medical malpractice insurance”.