Mental health parity & substance use disorder drugs

SB-11

session 2019-2020
priority Standard
Author Beall
position Support
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Would require a health care service plan and a health insurer to submit an annual report to the Department of Managed Health Care or the Department of Insurance, as appropriate, certifying compliance with state and federal mental health parity laws, as specified.
Would prohibit a health care service plan and a health insurer that provides prescription drug benefits for the treatment of substance use disorders from, among other things, imposing any prior authorization requirements on, or any step therapy requirements before authorizing coverage for, a prescription medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of substance use disorders.

Last Action:

05/16/19 May 16 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.