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Code of Virginia
Title 59.1. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 35.1. Consumer Reporting Agencies
7/21/2024

§ 59.1-444.4. Reporting of medical debt prohibited; civil penalty.

A. No medical care facility listed in § 32.1-102.1:3, no person licensed or certified by a health regulatory board within the Department of Health Professions, and no emergency medical services agency, as defined in § 32.1-111.1, shall report any portion of a medical debt to a consumer reporting agency.

B. No collection entity collecting or attempting to collect a medical debt shall report such collection or attempts to collect to a consumer reporting agency.

C. Any willful violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a prohibited practice pursuant to the provisions of § 59.1-200 and shall be subject to any and all of the enforcement provisions of Chapter 17 (§ 59.1-196 et seq.).

2024, c. 751.

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