Alabama
Financial Assistance Policy Dissemination
Alabama requires hospitals that have financial assistance policies to make written information about these policies available.

Each bill or summary of charges issued by a nonprofit or for-profit hospital must include a prescribed statement that a patient meeting income criteria may qualify “for the financial assistance policy of the hospital.” In addition, signs must be posted in admission and registration areas indicating the availability of financial assistance to qualified patients. A description of the financial assistance application process and a copy of the financial assistance application must be prominently posted on the hospital’s website “if financial assistance is available at the hospital.” Ala Code 22-21-300.