SB 2240

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to health care information provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 2240 would require a free-standing emergency medical care facility to post a notice that states either the health benefit plans in which the facility is a participating provider or that the facility is not a participating provider in any network.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill modifies notice requirements by an emergency medical care facility by adding another notice requirement. The legislature should not be mandating such notices at all. These facilities are already restricted as to the patients they can accept and additional requirements represent and unnecessary burden of government regulation. They are only allowed to accept private insurance and therefore should be allowed to operate freely in such a market. Government should remove itself altogether from this industry. 

For these reasons, we oppose SB 2240.

Organizations Supporting

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Health Plans
Texas Association of Life and Health Insurers