MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
IDAHO PATIENT ACT
48-302. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. The Idaho legislature finds that medical billing practices have little visibility to Idaho citizens. As a result, consumers often find themselves in collection actions for debts they were unaware of, from health care providers whom they do not recognize. Once in collections, current Idaho law enables excessive attorney’s fees and fails to provide judges with clear guidance to combat abuses of the collections process. This chapter shall govern the fair collection of debts owed to health care providers.
[48-302, added 2020, ch. 139, sec. 1, p. 426.]