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VTLA Legislative Update March 09

SB 1154 -Copies of Medical Bills passes Virginia Senate

This measure, introduced by Senator Ryan McDougle at VTLA’s request, originally sought to provide that a patient, patient’s attorney, or insurance provider may obtain a list of charges or an account balance pertaining to that patient at no cost. B&W attorney Jim Williams notes, “I’ve always thought it was silly that we were charged for copies of billing records.” B&W wants to hear what other attorneys and community members think…