|Financial Assistance Policy Dissemination|
|Rhode Island requires hospitals to develop a public “Notice of Hospital Financial-Aid” and post it prominently in emergency departments, admissions areas, outpatient care areas, and on the hospital’s website.
Each hospital is required to develop a “Notice of Hospital Financial-Aid” on a specified template for approval by the Director, as well as include the notice on each patient bill. Each hospital’s financial-aid criteria for financial assistance eligibility, including the sliding fee schedule for discounted care, are also subject to the Director’s approval. Hospitals must also make their financial aid criteria available to all persons upon request. 23-17.14 R.I. Code R. §11.3(h)-(j).