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Nevada Hospital Association Files Amicus Brief in Support of 9th Circuit Appeal

The Nevada Hospital Association amicus brief was filed after ACA’s call to action for medical providers to support the appeal, which seeks clarity on requirements in the state’s medical debt law.

04/13/2022 6:15 P.M.

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The Nevada Hospital Association has filed an amicus brief in support of the 9th Circuit appeal taken by the Nevada Collectors Association and other stakeholders (plaintiff-appellants) arguing that the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada erred in denying the plaintiff-appellants’ motion to enjoin the effect of Nevada S.B. 248, the state’s medical debt law that took effect in July 2021.

The amicus brief signifies progress in ACA International’s efforts to encourage the medical provider community in Nevada to get involved in a variety of advocacy efforts related to S.B. 248—starting with supporting the plaintiff-appellants’ interlocutory appeal. Earlier this month, ACA held a forum in a renewed effort to educate medical providers and their trade associations about the S.B. 248 lawsuit and the continued chilling effect that the law has had on medical debt collections in Nevada as a result of conflicts between the new state law and federal laws, e.g., the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Reg F.

ACA members can read more about the plaintiff-appellants’ appeal brief here and ACA will provide more analysis of the NHA’s brief in ACA Daily.

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