Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. (SB645)

Introduced By

Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the cost of prosthetic devices and components, if the treating physician certifies the medical necessity of the prosthetic device and component as a proposed course of treatment. The coverage shall, at a minimum, equal the coverage provided under provisions of the federal Medicare program. SB 13 is incorporated into this bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080033336
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB645)
01/28/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2008Committee substitute printed 080159336-S1
01/30/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB645S1)
02/06/2008Reported from Finance (9-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read second time
02/08/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080159336-S1
02/08/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB645S1
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Passed by for the day
02/11/2008Read third time
02/11/2008Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Recommitted to Commerce and Labor
02/11/2008Pursuant to Senate Rule 20(f)
02/11/2008Continued to 2009 in Commerce and Labor
12/05/2008Left in Commerce and Labor