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CS/SB 1006: Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Baxley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Rouson ; Diaz ; Flores ; Farmer ; Braynon ; Harrell ; Gruters ; Book ; Hooper ; Pizzo ; Cruz

Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children; Requiring certain individual health insurance policies to provide coverage for hearing aids for children 21 years of age or younger; specifying health care providers who may prescribe, fit, and dispense the hearing aids; specifying a minimum coverage limit within a certain timeframe; providing an exception; providing that an insured is responsible for certain costs that exceed the policy limit, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2021
Last Action: 2/13/2020 Senate - CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 308
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
11/20/2019 Senate • Filed
12/13/2019 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Appropriations -SJ 75
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 75
1/16/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/21/2020 Senate • Favorable by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 154
• Now in Health Policy
2/6/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/11/20, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/11/2020 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 307
2/13/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 308