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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