Raised S.B. No. 1008
Session Year 2021
 


AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH EQUITY, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND PULSE OXIMETERS.

To: (1) Require the Insurance Commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, to adopt regulations to ensure that (A) each health care provider, health carrier, pharmacist, pharmacy and pharmacy benefits manager doing business in this state is informed that a pulse oximeter is more likely to produce an inaccurate blood oxygen level reading for an insured who is an individual of color as opposed to an insured who is a white individual, and (B) each insured in this state (i) who receives a covered pulse oximeter is informed that such pulse oximeter is more likely to produce an inaccurate blood oxygen level reading for such insured if such insured is an individual of color as opposed to an insured who is a white individual, and (ii) is informed that if such insured receives an inaccurate blood oxygen level reading as measured by a pulse oximeter such insured may be deprived of medically necessary health care services due to such inaccurate reading; and (2) provide that no insurer, health care center, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, fraternal benefit society or other entity delivering, issuing, renewing, amending or continuing certain individual and group health insurance policies in this state may deny coverage for an otherwise covered benefit if such denial is exclusively based on an insured's blood oxygen level as measured by a pulse oximeter.

Introduced by:
Insurance and Real Estate Committee

 New today  2-4 days old  5 days & older
  View or Add Notes to SB-1008

Add Notes to SB-1008

Go To My Bills


This bill is in My Bills.
Do you wish to go to My Bills?

Co-sponsors for Amendment LCO:

Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 4/29/2021House Calendar Number 449
 4/29/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/28/2021On Consent Calendar
 4/28/2021Senate Passed as Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule A
 4/28/2021Senate Adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 7678
 4/8/2021(LCO)File Number 365
 4/8/2021Senate Calendar Number 232
 4/8/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 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

Co-sponsors of SB-1008

NOTE: Please direct all inquiries regarding the status of bills to the Office of the House Clerk and/or Senate Clerks' Office.