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SB 728: Health Insurance Coverage for Opioids

GENERAL BILL by Benacquisto

Health Insurance Coverage for Opioids; Providing that a health insurance policy that covers opioid analgesic drug products may impose a prior authorization requirement for an abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug product only if the insurer imposes the same requirement for each opioid analgesic drug product without an abuse-deterrence labeling claim; prohibiting such health insurance policy from requiring use of an opioid analgesic drug product without an abuse-deterrence labeling claim before providing coverage for an abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug product, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died on Calendar
Location: On 3rd Reading Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  2. Health Policy (HP)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/5/2015 Senate • Filed
2/13/2015 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Appropriations -SJ 82
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 82
3/5/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 03/10/15, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/10/2015 Senate • Favorable by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 191
• Now in Health Policy -SJ 191
3/18/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/23/15, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/23/2015 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 252
3/24/2015 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 252
4/6/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/09/15, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/9/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 377
4/10/2015 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 377
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/15
4/14/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 416
• Amendment(s) adopted (583640) -SJ 416
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 416
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 485
• Passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 485
4/22/2015 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 676
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/15
• Received -HJ 676
4/23/2015 House • Substituted for CS/HB 1021 -HJ 744
• Read 2nd time -HJ 744
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/24/2015 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 791
4/27/2015 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 856
4/28/2015 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 877
• Died on Calendar