|Financial Assistance Policy Dissemination|
|Virginia requires all hospitals to disseminate their financial assistance policies.
Although Virginia does not generally require hospitals to adopt and implement financial assistance policies, all hospitals are required to provide written information about their free and discounted care policies. This information must be posted conspicuously in public areas of the hospital, including admissions/registration areas, emergency departments, and waiting rooms associated with these areas. In addition, information regarding eligibility and how to apply for free and discounted care must be provided to patients at admission, discharge, or when services are provided; must be included with billing statements to uninsured patients; and must be posted on the hospital’s website. Va. Code §32.1-137.01.