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Section 22-21-300 Disclosure of policies to patients. (a) As used in this section, the
following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) HOSPITAL. Any facility as defined in
Section 22-21-20. (2) HOSPITAL BILL. A written statement provided to a patient after services
are rendered by the hospital describing the services and the payment due for those services.
(3) UNINSURED PATIENT. A person receiving care at a hospital who does not have any third party
source for payment of a hospital bill. (b)(1) Each hospital must make available written information
regarding its financial assistance policies. Each hospital bill or other summary of charges
to a patient shall include a statement that a patient who meets certain income criteria may
qualify for the financial assistance policy of the hospital. (2) Each hospital shall conspicuously
post a sign in the admission and registration areas of the hospital with the following notice:
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