|Financial Assistance Policy Dissemination|
|California requires hospitals to provide patients written notice of their financial assistance plans and to post notices of the hospital’s financial assistance policies for financially qualified and self-pay patients in specified locations in the hospital.
Each hospital’s written notice must contain information about the availability of the hospital’s discount payment and charity care policies and contact information for an individual or office from which additional information may be accessed. The notice must also advise that emergency room physicians in the hospital must provide discounted emergency services to uninsured patients and patients with high medical costs. Cal. Health & Safety Code §127405(a)(1)(B). Notice of the hospital’s policy for financially qualified and self-pay patients must be conspicuously posted in locations that are visible to the public, including in the emergency department, billing office, admissions office, and other outpatient settings. Cal. Health & Safety Code §127410.