Bill description: HB 353 would exempt individuals working at community health screening events, such as those offered for free for youth athletic teams or at churches, from liability for their services.
Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?
HB 353 exempts community health screening events from the most stringent registration requirements.These are events held by a “community organization for the purpose of providing health screenings by health care providers who are not compensated for their volunteer service at the event.” Healthcare providers are limited to offering simple screenings at these events; they are not legally permitted to treat on-site any health problems they may diagnose.
Currently, health screening events are treated the same as medical clinics which offer a wider range of services, including diagnosing and treating health problems. Under this new exemption, healthcare providers will not have to register these events in the same manner.
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