SB 510

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 17, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Assembly Sep 09, 2021
  • Became Law Oct 08, 2021

Health care coverage: COVID-19 cost sharing.

Abstract

Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law limits the copayment, coinsurance, deductible, and other cost sharing that may be imposed for specified health care services. This bill would require a health care service plan contract or a disability insurance policy that provides coverage for hospital, medical, or surgical benefits, excluding a specialized health care service plan contract or health insurance policy, to cover the costs for COVID-19 diagnostic and screening testing and health care services related to the testing for COVID-19, or a future disease when declared a public health emergency by the Governor of the State of California, and would prohibit that contract or policy from imposing cost sharing or prior authorization requirements for that coverage. The bill would also require a contract or policy to cover without cost sharing or prior authorization an item, service, or immunization intended to prevent or mitigate COVID-19, or a future disease when declared a public health emergency by the Governor of the State of California, that is recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force or the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as specified. The bill would only extend the prohibition on cost sharing for COVID-19 diagnostic and screening testing, or an item, service, or immunization intended to prevent or mitigate COVID-19, with respect to an out-of-network provider for the duration of the federal public health emergency. The bill would also apply these provisions retroactively beginning from the Governor's declared State of Emergency related to COVID-19 on March 4, 2020. The bill would make the provisions of the act severable. The bill would also make related findings and declarations. Because a violation of this requirement by a health care service plan 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.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Oct 08, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 729, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 17, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.

Sep 10, 2021

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 27. Noes 8. Page 2611.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 46. Noes 16.) Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Sep 03, 2021

Assembly

Reconsideration granted.

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Read third time and amended. (Ayes 58. Noes 19. Page 2781.)

Sep 02, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause refused adoption. (Ayes 47. Noes 18. Page 2750.)

Assembly

Motion to reconsider made by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry.

Aug 30, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 26).

Assembly

August 26 set for first hearing. Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Aug 16, 2021

Assembly

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

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

Assembly

August 19 hearing postponed by committee.

Jul 15, 2021

Assembly

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

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

Jul 14, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 3.) (July 13).

Jul 06, 2021

Assembly

July 6 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Assembly

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

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

Jun 10, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 02, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. (Ayes 32. Noes 7. Page 1339.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 24, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1194.) (May 20).

May 14, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 20.

May 04, 2021

Senate

May 3 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 21, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 3.

Apr 12, 2021

Senate

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

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

Apr 08, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1. Page 704.) (April 7).

Mar 24, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 7.

Feb 25, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 20.

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

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

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB510 HTML
02/17/21 - Introduced PDF
04/12/21 - Amended Senate PDF
05/20/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/06/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/16/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/14/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/08/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/05/21- Senate Health PDF
04/30/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/20/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/25/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
07/09/21- Assembly Health PDF
08/23/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
09/03/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
09/09/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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