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Senate Bill 1139

Senate Bill 1139

Phil Haunschild
March 14, 2017

Bill Description: This bill would allow for employees other than the hospital director to admit patients.

Rating: +1

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? 

Currently, only the director of a hospital may admit patients.This bill would reduce regulation by allowing “the director of any facility or a practitioner granted admitting privileges pursuant to chapter 13, title 39 (Idaho Code 66-318)” to admit patients. Hospitals would be required to specify this authority in their admission policy or bylaws. Expanding admission authority would reduce outside interference in private facilities. (+1)

Update: This bill was amended on 3/14 and as such the analysis has been updated to properly reflect the language of the legislation.

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