Health insurance; authorization of drug prescribed for the treatment of a mental disorder. (SB1269)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; authorization of drug prescribed for the treatment of a mental disorder. Requires that any provider contract between a carrier and a participating health care provider with prescriptive authority, or its contracting agent, provide that no prior authorization is required for any drug prescribed for the treatment of a mental disorder listed in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association if the prescription (i) is a covered benefit, (ii) does not exceed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-labeled dosages, and (iii) has been continuously issued for no fewer than three months. The bill provides that this requirement does not prohibit a carrier from requiring step therapy for any drug that is not listed on its prescription drug formulary. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101311D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1269)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2008.

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