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Rules Relating to Cancellation of Medical Debt

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Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DOHMH

Comment by date: March 18, 2024

Rule Full Text

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the “Department”) is proposing to add a new Chapter 38 (Program to Cancel Medical Debt) to Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York to establish a program to cancel medical debt. The program will be administered by a third party who will confidentially negotiate with hospitals and other medical providers to define a pool of patients with medical debt to whom the Department’s eligibility criteria will apply. The debt of select eligible patients from the defined pool will be canceled.

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March 18, 2024
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