SB 858

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 19, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 24, 2022
  • Passed Assembly Aug 22, 2022
  • Became Law Sep 30, 2022

Health care service plans: discipline: civil penalties.

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. Existing law authorizes the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care to take disciplinary measures, including the imposition of civil penalties, against a licensee when the director determines that the licensee has committed an act or omission constituting grounds for disciplinary action, as specified. Under existing law, a person who violates the act, or a rule or order adopted or issued under the act, is generally liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 per violation. Existing law also includes various provisions that assess specific civil and administrative penalties for certain violations. Fines and penalties under the act are deposited into the Managed Care Administrative Fines and Penalties Fund, and used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for designated purposes. This bill would increase the base amount of the civil penalty from $2,500 per violation to not more than $25,000 per violation, and would authorize a lower, proportionate penalty for specialized dental and vision health care service plans. Under the bill, the civil penalty base amount would be adjusted annually commencing January 1, 2028, and every 5 years thereafter, as specified. The bill would double the minimum and maximum amounts of the civil and administrative penalties described above, and, commencing January 1, 2028, and every 5 years thereafter, adjust these civil and administrative penalties, as specified. The bill would authorize the director to impose a corrective action plan to require future compliance with the act, under certain circumstances. If a health care service plan fails to comply with the corrective action plan in a timely manner, the bill would require the department to monitor the health care service plan through medical surveys, financial examinations, or other means necessary to ensure timely compliance, and would specify that failure to timely comply with a corrective action plan is grounds for disciplinary action. The bill would require the director, when assessing administrative and civil penalties against a health care service plan, to determine the appropriate amount of the penalty for each violation, based upon consideration of specified factors, such as the nature, scope, and gravity of the violation, whether the violation is an isolated incident, and the amount of the penalty necessary to deter similar violations in the future.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Sep 30, 2022

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 985, Statutes of 2022.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 06, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 25, 2022

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 31. Noes 9. Page 5135.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 22, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 51. Noes 18. Page 6024.) Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Aug 18, 2022

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Read third time and amended. (Ayes 53. Noes 18. Page 5932.)

Aug 15, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 11, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 11).

Aug 03, 2022

Assembly

August 3 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Jun 30, 2022

Assembly

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

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

Jun 29, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 3.) (June 28).

Jun 13, 2022

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 02, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

May 25, 2022

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 24, 2022

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 27. Noes 9. Page 3879.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 23, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2022

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3772.) (May 19).

May 17, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing May 19.

May 16, 2022

Senate

May 16 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

May 06, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing May 16.

Apr 28, 2022

Senate

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

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

Apr 27, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 1. Page 3512.) (April 26).

Apr 21, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 8. Noes 1. Page 3461.) (April 20). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

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

Apr 05, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing April 26 in JUD. pending receipt.

Mar 29, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing April 20.

Feb 07, 2022

Senate

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

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 31. Noes 6. Page 2880.)

Senate

(Ayes 31. Noes 6.)

Jan 26, 2022

Senate

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

Jan 20, 2022

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 19.

Jan 19, 2022

Senate

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

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB858 HTML
01/19/22 - Introduced PDF
04/28/22 - Amended Senate PDF
05/19/22 - Amended Senate PDF
06/13/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/30/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/18/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/29/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/18/22- Senate Health PDF
04/22/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
05/13/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/19/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/23/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/24/22- Assembly Health PDF
08/01/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
08/17/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
08/19/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
08/22/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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