SB 999

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 10, 2016
  • Passed Senate May 23, 2016
  • Passed Assembly Aug 24, 2016
  • Signed by Governor Sep 23, 2016

Health care coverage: contraceptives: annual supply.

Abstract

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 also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law also provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services through, among other things, managed care plans licensed under the act that contract with the State Department of Health Care Services. Existing law requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2016, to provide coverage for women for all prescribed and FDA-approved female contraceptive drugs, devices, and products, as well as voluntary sterilization procedures, contraceptive education and counseling, and related followup services. This bill would require a health care service plan or a health insurance policy issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2017, to cover up to a 12-month supply of FDA-approved, self-administered hormonal contraceptives when dispensed at one time for an enrollee or insured at one time by a provider, pharmacist, or at a location licensed or authorized to dispense drugs or supplies. The bill would specifically provide that a health care service plan contract or an insurance policy is not required to cover contraceptives provided by an out-of-network provider, pharmacy, or other location, except as authorized by state or federal law or by the plan or insurer's policies governing out-of-network coverage. The bill would also prohibit a health care service plan or health insurer, in the absence of clinical contraindications, from imposing utilization controls limiting the supply of FDA-approved, self-administered hormonal contraceptives that may be furnished by a provider or pharmacist, or at a location licensed or otherwise authorized to dispense drugs or supplies to an amount that is less than a 12-month supply. The bill would include Medi-Cal managed care plans, as specified, in the definition of a health care service plan for purposes of these provisions, and would require the State Department of Health Care Services to seek federal approval, if necessary, and to issue all-plan letters or similar instructions to implement these provisions. Because a willful violation of the bill's requirements by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law authorizes a pharmacist to dispense not more than a 90-day supply of a dangerous drug other than a controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription that specifies an initial quantity of less than a 90-day supply followed by periodic refills of that amount if the patient has met specified requirements, including having completed an initial 30-day supply of the drug. Existing law prohibits a pharmacist from dispensing a greater supply of a dangerous drug if the prescriber indicates "no change to quantity" on the prescription. Existing law authorizes a pharmacist to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives in accordance with standardized procedures or protocols developed and approved by both the board and the Medical Board of California, as specified. This bill would require a pharmacist to dispense, at a patient's request, up to a 12-month supply of an FDA-approved, self-administered hormonal contraceptive pursuant to a valid prescription that specifies an initial quantity followed by periodic refills. The bill would authorize a pharmacist furnishing an FDA-approved, self-administered hormonal contraceptive, pursuant to the authorization described above, to furnish up to a 12-month supply at one time at the patient's request. This bill would incorporate changes to Section 4064.5 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by both this bill and SB 253, which would become operative only if both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2017, and this bill is chaptered last. 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.

Bill Sponsors (29)

Votes


Actions


Sep 23, 2016

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 499, Statutes of 2016.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 01, 2016

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.

Aug 26, 2016

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 30. Noes 6. Page 5447.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 25, 2016

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Aug 24, 2016

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 68. Noes 8. Page 6228.) Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 19, 2016

Assembly

Read third time and amended. (Ayes 73. Noes 0. Page 5950.)

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Aug 04, 2016

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 03, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 3.) (August 3).

Aug 01, 2016

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on APPR.

Jun 28, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 2.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jun 20, 2016

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on B. & P.

Jun 15, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on B. & P. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on B. & P.

May 27, 2016

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and B. & P.

May 23, 2016

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 29. Noes 6. Page 3929.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 17, 2016

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 16, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 1. Page 3888.) (May 16).

May 10, 2016

Senate

Set for hearing May 16.

May 09, 2016

Senate

May 9 set for second hearing canceled at the request of author.

May 03, 2016

Senate

Set for hearing May 9.

May 02, 2016

Senate

May 2 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 22, 2016

Senate

Set for hearing May 2.

Apr 18, 2016

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on APPR.

Apr 14, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 1. Page 3559.) (April 13).

Apr 06, 2016

Senate

Set for hearing April 13.

Apr 05, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3377.) (April 4). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on HEALTH.

Mar 30, 2016

Senate

Set for hearing April 13 in HEALTH.

Senate

April 13 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 29, 2016

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Mar 11, 2016

Senate

Set for hearing April 4.

Feb 18, 2016

Senate

Referred to Coms. on B., P. & E.D. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on B., P. & E.D. and HEALTH.

Feb 11, 2016

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.

Feb 10, 2016

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB999 HTML
02/10/16 - Introduced PDF
03/29/16 - Amended Senate PDF
04/18/16 - Amended Senate PDF
06/20/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/01/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/19/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/30/16 - Enrolled PDF
09/23/16 - Chaptered PDF

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