Cancer patients; expedited review of adverse coverage determinations. (SB1161)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expedited review of adverse coverage determinations; cancer patients. Provides that a covered person shall not be required to have exhausted his health carrier's internal appeal process before seeking an external review of an adverse determination regarding coverage of treatment if the treatment is to treat his cancer. The measure provides that a covered person may request an expedited external review if the adverse determination relates to the treatment of a cancer of the covered person. The measure requires health carriers' notices of the right to an external review to notify covered persons of this provision. This bill is identical to HB 1915. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103054D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1161)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Committee substitute printed 19106460D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106460D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1161H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1161H1)
02/15/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Title replaced 19106460D-H1
02/20/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1161ER)
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1161ER)
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/03/2019G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2019Reenrolled bill text (SB1161ER2)
04/03/2019Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2019Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2019Enacted, Chapter 840 (effective 4/3/19)
04/03/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0840)