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SB 422: Health Insurance Coverage for Opioids

GENERAL BILL by Benacquisto

Health Insurance Coverage for Opioids; Providing that a health insurance policy that covers abuse-deterrent 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 authorizing the use of an abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug product, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2017
Last Action: 3/25/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-112
Location: Became Law
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
10/2/2015 Senate • Filed
10/9/2015 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Appropriations -SJ 33
10/26/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 11/02/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
11/2/2015 Senate • Favorable by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 126
• Now in Health Policy -SJ 126
11/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 12/01/15, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
12/1/2015 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 124
12/2/2015 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 124
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 33
2/15/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/18/16, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/18/2016 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -SJ 434
2/19/2016 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 434
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/16
2/23/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 456
• Amendment(s) adopted (137132) -SJ 456
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 457
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/24/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 488
• Passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 489
• Immediately certified -SJ 494
2/24/2016 House • In Messages
3/2/2016 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 688
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/04/16
• Received -HJ 688
3/4/2016 House • Substituted for CS/HB 363 -HJ 804
• Read 2nd time -HJ 804
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/7/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 852
• Passed; YEAS 108 NAYS 0 -HJ 853
3/7/2016 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 772
3/11/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 1437
3/25/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-112