Public Chapter 324

SENATE BILL NO. 629

By Person

Substituted for: House Bill No. 988

By Odom

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71, relative to the disclosure of financial contracts between providers and health care plans, providing for informed consent to the consumer.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 56, Chapter 7, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:

Section ___. A provider shall not be prohibited by a health plan by contract or otherwise from disclosing any bonuses or other financial incentives the provider receives from the health plan which reward the provider for reducing or limiting the range and amount of services rendered to the patients enrolled in the health plan.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1997, the public welfare requiring it.