Raised H.B. No. 6588
Session Year 2021
 


AN ACT CONCERNING PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

To: (1) Provide that no individual or group health insurance policy providing coverage for outpatient prescription drugs shall (A) require a prescribing health care provider to prescribe a supply of a covered outpatient psychotropic drug that is larger than the supply of such drug that such provider deems clinically appropriate, or (B) if a prescribing health care provider deems a ninety-day supply of a covered outpatient psychotropic drug to be clinically inappropriate and prescribes less than a ninety-day supply of such drug, impose a coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expense for the prescribed supply of such drug in an amount that exceeds the amount of the coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expense for a ninety-day supply of such drug reduced pro rata in proportion to such prescribed supply of such drug; (2) provide that no mental health care benefits provided under state law, with state funds or to state employees shall require a prescribing health care provider to prescribe a supply of an outpatient psychotropic drug that is larger than the supply of such drug that such provider deems clinically appropriate; (3) establish a task force to study methods available to this state, and health carriers doing business in this state, to encourage health care providers providing mental health services to participate in provider networks; and (4) establish a task force to study health insurance coverage for peer support services.

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Insurance and Real Estate Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 7/7/2021Signed by the Governor
 6/24/2021Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
 6/24/2021Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 6/23/2021(LCO)Public Act 21-125
 6/7/2021In Concurrence
 6/7/2021House Passed as Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule A
 6/7/2021House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 6/7/2021House Adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A
 6/5/2021Potential Disagreeing Action, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 6/4/2021Senate Passed as Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule A
 6/4/2021Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 6/4/2021Senate Adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 9991
 6/4/2021Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A
 5/14/2021(LCO)File Number 691
 5/14/2021Senate Calendar Number 436
 5/14/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 5/12/2021House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 5/12/2021House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 8402
 4/8/2021(LCO)File Number 344
 4/8/2021House Calendar Number 260
 4/8/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/8/2021(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/1/2021(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/07/21 5:00 PM
 3/23/2021(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/22/2021(INS)Joint Favorable
 3/5/2021Public Hearing 03/09
 3/4/2021Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

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