State Regulations

Texas Senate Bill 425

Senate Bill 425, passed by the Texas Legislature during the 84th Regular Session, requires all FECs to post notice of the following:

  • This is a Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facility
  • This facility charges rates comparable to a hospital Emergency Room and may charge a facility fee
  • This facility or physician providing medical care at this facility may not be a participating provider in your Health Benefit Plan provider network
  • A physician providing medical care at this facility may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to you

Texas House Bill 3276

  • The facility is not a participating provider in any health benefit plan provider network. However, by state law your health insurance company is required to process your ER visit at in network benefit levels.