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Senate Bill 0266

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB 266 (Updated March 13, 2006 10:55 pm - DI 104)

Bariatric surgery. Specifies that a physician's duty to monitor a bariatric surgery patient for five years applies unless the physician is unable to locate the patient after a reasonable effort. Establishes certain topics that must be discussed with a patient before bariatric surgery. Specifies the information that must be reported to the state department of health and provides that a report made by a physician to the state department of health of a death, serious side effect, or major complication of a patient who had surgical treatment for the treatment of morbid obesity is confidential. Specifies that statistical reports compiled by the state department from the reported information are subject to public inspection. Requires six months of supervised nonsurgical treatment before health insurance, a state health care plan, or a health maintenance organization must cover surgical treatment for morbid obesity. (Current law requires 18 months of supervised nonsurgical treatment.)
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