SB158 (2017) Detail

Relative to authorization for clinician-prescribed substance use disorder services.


CHAPTER 185

SB 158 - FINAL VERSION

 

03/29/2017   1043s

2017 SESSION

17-0969

01/04

 

SENATE BILL 158

 

AN ACT relative to authorization for clinician-prescribed substance use disorder services.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Williams, Hills. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill declares that if substance use disorder services are a covered benefit under a health benefit plan, a health carrier that has authorized or approved medication-assisted treatment for such services shall not require a renewal of a prior authorization more frequently than once every 12 months.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/29/2017   1043s 17-0969

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to authorization for clinician-prescribed substance use disorder services.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

185:1  New Section; Managed Care Law; Authorization for Substance Use Disorders.  Amend RSA 420-J by inserting after section 17 the following new section:

420-J:18  Authorization for Medication-Assisted Treatment.  Whenever substance use disorder services are a covered benefit under a health benefit plan subject to this chapter, a health carrier that has authorized or otherwise approved medication-assisted treatment for such services shall not require a renewal of such authorization more frequently than once every 12 months.

185:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 29, 2017

Effective Date: August 28, 2017

Links

SB158 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 20, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 29, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 19, 2017 House Hearing
April 25, 2017 House Exec Session
May 4, 2017 House Floor Vote
May 10, 2017 House Hearing
May 17, 2017 House Exec Session
June 1, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB158 Revision: 1680 Date: July 3, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
SB158 Revision: 1681 Date: June 2, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
SB158 Revision: 1682 Date: April 4, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
SB158 Revision: 1683 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 12:52 p.m.

Docket


Aug. 28, 2017: Signed by the Governor on 06/29/2017; Chapter 0185; Effective 08/28/2017


June 8, 2017: Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20


June 8, 2017: Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9


June 1, 2017: Ought to Pass: MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 6


June 1, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 06/01/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 26 P. 6


May 17, 2017: Executive Session: 05/17/2017 11:00 AM LOB 302


May 16, 2017: Subcommittee Work Session: 05/16/2017 09:00 AM LOB 302


May 10, 2017: Public Hearing: 05/10/2017 10:30 AM LOB 302


May 4, 2017: Referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 5


May 4, 2017: Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 5


May 4, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/04/2017 (Vote 20-1; CC) HC 22 P. 5


April 25, 2017: Executive Session: 04/25/2017 09:30 AM LOB 205


April 19, 2017: Public Hearing: 04/19/2017 01:15 PM LOB 205


March 23, 2017: Introduced 03/23/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 11 P. 27


March 29, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1043s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/29/2017; SJ 11


March 29, 2017: Committee Amendment # 2017-1043s, AA, VV; 03/29/2017; SJ 11


March 29, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1043s, 03/29/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 16


March 20, 2017: Hearing: 03/20/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 15


March 14, 2017: ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/14/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:30 pm; SC 14


Jan. 19, 2017: Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5