Jared William Huffman
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan contract or a health insurance policy covering prescription drug benefits to provide specified coverage to subscribers, enrollees, and insureds. This bill would require health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies that cover outpatient prescription drug benefits to provide coverage for a drug that has been prescribed for the treatment of pain and would prohibit those contracts and policies from requiring the subscriber, enrollee, or insured to first use another drug or product as specified. The bill would specify that these provisions do not apply to a health care service plan or health insurance policy purchased by the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System. Because a willful violation of the bill's requirements with respect to health care service plans would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
From Senate committee without further action.
In committee: Held under submission.
From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (June 30).
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 45. Noes 26. Page 5519.)
Read second time. To third reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (May 28).
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.
From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 11. Noes 6.) (April 20).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.
Read first time. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/11/10 - Introduced|
|03/15/10 - Amended Assembly|
|04/28/10 - Amended Assembly|
|05/28/10 - Amended Assembly|
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