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CS/CS/SB 98: Health Insurer Authorization

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Steube ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Mayfield

Health Insurer Authorization; Prohibiting prior authorization forms from requiring certain information; requiring health insurers and pharmacy benefits managers on behalf of health insurers to provide certain information relating to prior authorization by specified means; requiring health insurers to publish on their websites and provide to insureds in writing a procedure for insureds and health care providers to request protocol exceptions, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2019
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/9/2017 Senate • Filed
    8/28/2017 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 15
    10/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 11/07/17, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
    11/7/2017 Senate • Favorable by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 102
    • Now in Judiciary -SJ 102
    11/27/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 12/05/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
    12/5/2017 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 103
    12/6/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    12/13/2017 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 104
    1/8/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/11/18, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
    1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 14
    • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 94
    1/11/2018 Senate • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 142
    • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 156
    1/16/2018 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 142
    1/22/2018 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/24/18
    1/24/2018 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 219
    • Amendment(s) adopted (450052) -SJ 219
    • Ordered engrossed -SJ 219
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    1/31/2018 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 241
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 241
    2/1/2018 House • In Messages
    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Messages

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  • CS/CS/SB 98, Engrossed 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/24/2018 at 4:57 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 199 (c2) Step Therapy Protocols Health Innovation Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    568090 - Amendment
    Between lines 205 and 206 insert:
    Steube 1/30/2018
    12:08 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    1/31/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    1/31/2018 11:03 AM Senate 37 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    627.42392 Prior authorization. Page 2 (pdf)
    627.42393 Page 5 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 98, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 1/11/2018 at 2:51 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 199 (c1) Step Therapy Protocols Health Innovation Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    450052 - Amendment
    Delete lines 189 - 199 and insert:
    Farmer 1/18/2018
    1:14 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    1/24/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    627.42392 Prior authorization. Page 2 (pdf)
    627.42393 Page 5 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 98, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 12/6/2017 at 3:32 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Pre-Meeting) 1/10/2018 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 1/11/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 199 Step Therapy Protocols Health Innovation Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    636818 - Amendment
    Delete lines 40 - 71 and insert:
    Rules
    (Steube)
    1/10/2018
    2:09 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/11/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    453946 - Amendment
    Delete line 201 and insert:
    Rules
    (Steube)
    1/10/2018
    2:10 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/11/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/11/2018 9:00 AM Rules 11 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    627.42392 Prior authorization. Page 2 (pdf)
    627.42393 Page 5 (pdf)

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  • SB 98, Original Filed Version Posted 8/9/2017 at 9:33 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Banking and Insurance (Pre-Meeting) 11/6/2017 (pdf)
    Banking and Insurance (Post-Meeting) 11/7/2017 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 12/4/2017 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 12/6/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 199 Step Therapy Protocols Health Innovation Subcommittee Identical Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    363404 - Amendment
    Delete line 142 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Steube)
    12/4/2017
    1:55 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    12/6/2017
    Web Page
    PDF
    828472 - Amendment
    Delete lines 186 - 196 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Thurston)
    12/4/2017
    2:14 PM
    Unfavorable
    12/6/2017
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    11/7/2017 10:00 AM Banking and Insurance 10 Yeas - 0 Nays
    12/5/2017 2:00 PM Judiciary 10 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    627.42392 Prior authorization. Page 2 (pdf)
    627.42393 Page 5 (pdf)

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