Minnesota’s New Hospital Presumptive Eligibility and Uninsured Discount Law

Event Description

Hosted by the Health Law SectionHybrid Event - Choose Participation Type at Registration

In-Person note: Breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 am - dietary restrictions need to be made in advance.


Program Description:

The new Hospital Presumptive Eligibility and Uninsured Discount Law will take effect November 1, 2023.  Its provisions are reminiscent of the Attorney General Agreement requirements, but with some new twists. 

In this session we will review the requirements of the new law, including:

  • When is a hospital required to screen a patient for charity care eligibility?  All patients?
  • What must a hospital do to determine eligibility?
  • What can a hospital NOT do until eligibility is determined?
  • What new steps are hospitals required to take prior to referring medical debt to a debt collection agency or bringing an action for collection, including garnishment?
  • How do hospitals calculate the new uninsured discount required to be provided to patients?  Who is eligible for the new uninsured discount?

NOTE:  This session is also intended to be a venue for participant dialog.  We will encourage folks working with hospitals to share their interpretations of questions related to the new law.  Come join us!


Joshua Tripp, Associate General Counsel | Fairview Health Services 

Heidi Christianson, Shareholder | Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: TBD   


Section Members: $15
Bar Members, not in Section: $20
Non-Members: $45
Law Students & New Admittees: $0/Free

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event. A calendar file with a Zoom link is available for download in the automatic receipt.

Program Manager: Geen Mui | gmui@mnbars.org

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Register for this Event


Friday, September 29, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402