The Indiana House of Representatives has passed legislation co-sponsored by
Rep. Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, that helps protect injury victims from unfair
Senate Bill 5 Ńwhich passed through the House 65-28--limits the
circumstances under which a hospital can place a lien on a patient.
“This bill protects patients who have been injured through no fault of their
own, such as in a traffic accident or as a victim of a violent crime,”
“By limiting the circumstances under which hospitals can apply liens by a
small amount, we are helping those victims who are not at fault and who need
to await their settlement before making payments. These folks have been
victims once already, and it is unfair for them to be victimized again. This
is a fair and balanced bill, and I’m pleased to see support from both
parties on the issue,” he added.
Senate Bill 5 was authored by Sen. Brent Steel, R-Bedford, and sponsored by
Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville.
For more information go to indianahousedemocrats.org