|Financial Assistance Policy Dissemination|
|Maine requires nonprofit and for-profit hospitals to post and provide to patients information about the availability of free care.
Maine requires that hospitals post notices that include specified information about the availability of free care in admitting areas, waiting rooms, business offices, and outpatient reception areas. 10-144-150 Code Me. R. §1.04. Hospitals must also provide patients with individual written notice of the availability of free care upon admission, before discharge, or accompanying the patient’s bill. 10-144-150Code Me. R. §1.04. Effective 2014, a hospital is required to provide information regarding its charity care policy to any uninsured patient who requests an estimate of the cost of a medical service. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 22, §401-1718-C.