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CS/CS/CS/SB 676: Access to Health Care Services

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Banking and Insurance ; Health Policy ; Grimsley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Flores ; Margolis ; Altman ; Detert ; Bullard ; Bean ; Gibson ; Clemens ; Braynon ; Diaz de la Portilla ; Soto

Access to Health Care Services; Expanding the categories of persons who may prescribe brand name drugs under the prescription drug program when medically necessary; requiring a hospital to provide specified advance notice to certain obstetrical physicians before it closes its obstetrical department or ceases to provide obstetrical services; requiring the Board of Nursing to establish a committee to recommend a formulary of controlled substances that may not be prescribed, or may be prescribed only on a limited basis, by an advanced registered nurse practitioner; designates "The Barbara Lumpkin Prescribing Act"; requiring that certain health insurers that do not already use a certain form use only a prior authorization form approved by the Financial Services Commission in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Administration, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/9/2016 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 423 (Ch. 2016-224), CS/HB 977 (Ch. 2016-231), HB 1241 (Ch. 2016-145), SB 586 (Ch. 2016-113) -SJ 892
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/29/2015 Senate • Filed
11/18/2015 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 49
1/4/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/11/16, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/11/2016 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 4 NAYS 2 -SJ 180
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 49
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Banking and Insurance -SJ 180
1/13/2016 Senate • CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 181
1/21/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 01/26/16, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
1/26/2016 Senate • CS/CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 246
1/27/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
• Remaining references corrected to Appropriations -SJ 257
• Now in Appropriations
• CS/CS by Banking and Insurance read 1st time -SJ 249
2/15/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/18/16, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/18/2016 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -SJ 434
2/22/2016 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 434
• CS/CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 436
3/7/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/16
3/9/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 892
• Substituted HB 423 -SJ 892
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 423 (Ch. 2016-224), CS/HB 977 (Ch. 2016-231), HB 1241 (Ch. 2016-145), SB 586 (Ch. 2016-113) -SJ 892