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Bill Detail: HB21-1169

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Title Prohibit Discrimination Organ Transplant Recipient
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/16/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors D. Ortiz (D)
T. Van Beber (R)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
J. Danielson (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/04/2021
Summary

The bill prohibits a health-care provider, hospital, or other entity
involved in making a decision regarding a person's eligibility to receive
an anatomical gift, organ transplant, or any related treatment or services
from discriminating against that person solely on the basis of a disability.
The bill authorizes an aggrieved person to commence a civil action for

injunctive and equitable relief in the appropriate district court.
The bill also prohibits a health insurance carrier that provides
coverage for an organ transplant from denying or limiting coverage to a
covered person for an organ transplant or any related treatment or services
due to a disability. The bill clarifies that a health benefit plan is not
required to include coverage for an organ transplant.

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