Medicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements, coverage of health care. (SB1167)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements; payment. Prohibits health care providers licensed by the Board of Medicine from requesting or requiring a patient who is a recipient of medical assistance services pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance to whom health care services involving (i) the prescription of an opioid for the management of pain or (ii) the prescription of buprenorphine-containing products, methadone, or other opioid replacements approved for the treatment of opioid addiction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction are provided to pay costs associated with the provision of such service out-of-pocket, unless such provider has received (a) a rejection of prior authorization, (b) a rejection of a submitted claim, or (c) a written denial of reimbursement for such service from the Department of Medical Assistance Services. Read the Bill »


01/17/2019: passed committee


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102202D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1167)
01/17/2019Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Read second time
01/21/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/21/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1167E
01/21/2019Printed as engrossed 19102202D-E

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2558.

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