2008 Regular Session


File Code: Health Care Facilities and Regulation Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 974
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hammen, Beitzel, Benson, Costa, Donoghue, Elliott, Hubbard, Kach, Kipke, Kullen, McDonough, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Reznik, Riley, Tarrant, V. Turner, and Weldon
Health Services Cost Review Commission - Averted Uncompensated Care - Assessment


Requiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to assess an amount in hospital rates to reflect a reduction in hospital uncompensated care and to operate and administer the Maryland Health Insurance Plan; requiring, for the portion of the assessment related to an expansion of health care coverage, the Commission to ensure that the assessment amount not exceed specified savings and requiring each hospital to remit its assessment amount to the Health Care Coverage Fund; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Appropriations & Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/17 at 11:00 a.m. (Appropriations & Health and Government Operations)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Appropriations
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (132-4)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (128-6)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 4/1 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Middleton) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (36-11)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 245

Sponsored by:

Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Health Care Commission
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Services Cost Review Commission
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Medical Assistance
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Small Business
Uncompensated Care
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 19-214 , 19-214 , 19-219 )
( 14-504 , 14-504 , 15-12A-05 , 15-12A-01 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 104161/01     Offered on: March 22, 2008   at: 11:10 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 833626/01     Offered on: April 2, 2008   at: 11:03 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 20, 2008: Third Reading Passed (132-4)
March 30, 2008: Third Reading Passed (128-6)
March 30, 2008: Third Reading Passed (36-11)