Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
QUESTION: Shall statute restrict bases on which health
care providers may receive pay to five listed in statute?
SUMMARY: Adopts statute. Measure restricts bases on which health care providers may receive pay. Providers accepting payment on any other basis lose business and professional licenses. Restrictions do not apply to individuals and families. Permissible bases are: work performed, hourly wages, prearranged salary/benefit, bonus, or expense reimbursement. Disallows some current payment arrangements. Defines "work performed" as delivery of health care for specific patient needs. Defines "health care provider" to include health care professionals and employers/contractors of health care professionals, but to exclude insurers.