SB 225

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 149th General Assembly (2017-2018)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 27, 2018
  • Passed Senate Jun 21, 2018
  • Passed House Jun 30, 2018
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 16, Title 24, Title 29, And Title 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Insurance Coverage For The Treatment Of Back Pain.

Abstract

This Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following: 1. Prohibits numerical limits on physical therapy and chiropractic care, which might deter prescribers or patients from using those treatments rather than opioids. 2. Adds continuing education requirements for prescribers relating to risks of opioids and alternatives to opioids. 3. Creates a pilot program within the state employee health care plan that allows the use of massage therapy, acupuncture, and yoga for the treatment of back pain.

Bill Sponsors (10)

Stephanie L. Hansen

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 10
Primary

Helene M. Keeley

  • Democratic
  • None
Primary

Bruce C. Ennis

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 14
Cosponsor

John Walsh

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 9
Cosponsor

Paul S. Baumbach

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 23
Cosponsor

David Bentz

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 18
Cosponsor

Ruth Briggs King

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 37
Cosponsor

Richard G. Collins

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 41
Cosponsor

John A. Kowalko

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 25
Cosponsor

Kimberly Williams

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 19
Cosponsor

Votes


Jun 21, 2018

SM

Pass

Senate

Jun 30, 2018

SM

Pass

House

Actions


Sep 10, 2018

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 30, 2018

House

Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES

Jun 27, 2018

House

Re-Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Health & Human Development

House

Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 11 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Health & Human Development

Jun 22, 2018

House

Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce

Jun 21, 2018

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 5 NO 2 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SB 225 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT

Senate

Amendment SA 2 to SB 225 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT

Jun 20, 2018

Senate

Amendment SA 2 to SB 225 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jun 14, 2018

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SB 225 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jun 13, 2018

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Banking, Business & Insurance

Jun 01, 2018

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance

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