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AB-370 Physicians and surgeons: forms: fee limitations.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Article 16 (commencing with Section 2380) is added to Chapter 5 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, to read:

Article  16. Medical Forms
2380.
 (a) Subject to subdivision (b), a physician and surgeon may charge a patient for filling out medical forms, no more than a reasonable fee based on the actual time and cost for filling out the forms, including forms to apply for state disability insurance.
(b) The limitation on fees applies only to forms subsequently filled out by the licensee after the initial form is completed.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that completed medical forms be made available at the lowest possible cost to the patient.
(d) Section 2314 shall not apply to a violation of this section.