Senate Bill 150

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/30/20: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to the state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Health Mandate
Bill Request Number 908
Sponsors R. Alvarado, D. Carroll
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 304.17A-005 to define terms; create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require the commissioner of insurance to establish a database of billed health care service charges; require an insurer to reimburse for unanticipated out-of-network care; prohibit balance billing from a provider who has been reimbursed as required; provide for an independent dispute resolution program to review reimbursements provided for unanticipated out-of-network care; allow unregulated health plans to opt-in to requirements; require insurers to provide certain notices in an explanation of benefits; amend KRS 304.17A-254 and 304.17A-505 to require certain disclosures; create a new section of KRS Chapter 365 to allow the Attorney General to enjoin persons violating Section 3; amend KRS 18A.225 to require the state employee health plan to comply with Sections 3 and 4 of the Act; amend KRS 304.17A-0954, 304.17A-096, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-649, 304.17B-001, 304.17B-015, 304.17B-033, 304.17C-010, 304.18-114, 304.38A-010, and 304.39-241 to conform; repeal KRS 304.17A-640; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Delayed - Unanticipated out-of-network care, reimbursement and billing, January 1, 2021
Insurance, Health - Unanticipated out-of-network care, minimum reimbursement for
Insurance, Health - Unanticipated out-of-network care, notice
Physicians and Practitioners - Unanticipated out-of-network care, balance billing, prohibition against
State Agencies - Commissioner of insurance, database of billed health care services charges
State Agencies - Commissioner of insurance, unanticipated out-of-network care, independent dispute resolution program
State Employees - Health plan, unanticipated out-of-network care, minimum reimbursement for
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Commissioner of insurance, database of billed health care services charges
Attorney General - Balance billing and reimbursement, injunction for
Health Benefit Mandate - Commissioner of insurance, database of billed health care services charges
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
Conference Committee Report 1
Free Conference Committee Report 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/05/20
  • introduced in Senate
02/07/20
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
02/12/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/13/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/24/20
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/02/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 4, 2020
03/04/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 30-3 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)
03/05/20
  • received in House
03/09/20
  • to Banking & Insurance (H)
03/17/20
  • taken from Banking & Insurance (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Banking & Insurance (H)
03/18/20
  • taken from Banking & Insurance (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Banking & Insurance (H)
03/19/20
  • posting waived
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 84-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • received in Senate
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/26/20
  • Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • Conference Committee appointed in Senate
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for receding from House Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • House refused to recede from Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • Conference Committee appointed in House
  • Conference Committee Report filed in House and Senate
  • Conference Committee Report adopted in House and Senate
  • Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
  • Free Conference Committee Report filed in House and Senate
  • Free Conference Committee Report adopted in House
  • passed 82-0
  • received in Senate
  • Free Conference Committee Report adopted in Senate
  • passed 30-0
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/30/20
  • signed by Governor

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; effective January 1, 2021; make technical corrections.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Unanticipated out-of-network care, reimbursement and billing, January 1, 2021
Insurance, Health - Unanticipated out-of-network care, minimum reimbursement for
Insurance, Health - Unanticipated out-of-network care, notice
Physicians and Practitioners - Unanticipated out-of-network care, balance billing, prohibition against
State Agencies - Commissioner of insurance, database of billed health care services charges
State Agencies - Commissioner of insurance, unanticipated out-of-network care independent dispute resolution program
State Employees - Health plan, unanticipated out-of-network care, minimum reimbursement for
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Commissioner of insurance, database of billed health care services charges
Attorney General - Balance billing and reimbursement, injunction for

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Alvarado
Summary Add definition for "median in-network rate"; provide reimbursement method when an insurer has insufficient information to calculate the median in-network rate; allow charges under $675 to be disputed; establish how the reviewer's award shall be determined; provide when a shall not be required to comply with Sections 3 and 4; amend requirements relating to explanation of benefits.
Index Headings Insurance, Health - Unanticipated out-of-network care, minimum reimbursement for
Insurance, Health - Unanticipated out-of-network care, notice
Physicians and Practitioners - Unanticipated out-of-network care, balance billing, prohibition against

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Delete original provisions; provide emergency relief for citizens and businesses during the state of emergency declared in response to COVID-19; provide for the General Assembly's support of access to KY COVID-19 Hotline; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Emergency - COVID-19, relief measures
Governor - COVID-19, administrative bodies, fees and other requirements, waiver or suspension of
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19, health care providers
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19, physical or occupational therapists
Licensing - COVID-19, fees and other requirements, waiver or suspension of
State Agencies - Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control, COVID-19, administrative regulations
State Agencies - Department of Revenue, adherence to COVID-19 tax declarations
Taxation - COVID-19, federal tax relief, application to state tax requirements
Alcoholic Beverages - COVID-19, alcoholic beverage retailers
Boards and Commissions - COVID-19, fees and other requirements, waiver or suspension of
Foods - COVID-19, food sale laws, food service establishments
Budget and Financial Administration - COVID-19 Hotline, support of

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor B. Rowland
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 150

Amendment Conference Committee Report 1
Summary Cannot agree.
Index Headings Conference Committee Reports - SB 150

Amendment Free Conference Committee Report 1
Summary Adopt HCS and HCA 1, except amend HCS as follows: add whereas clauses; amend language relating to the waiver or suspension of KRS Chapter 341 provisions; permit the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to seek assistance from the federal government and use other resources to reimburse the unemployment insurance trust fund; allow the Governor to provide administrative directives to the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet based on United States Department of Labor guidance; require the Department of Revenue to adhere to tax payment requirement changes made by federal authorities and provide the same for comparable Kentucky payment requirements and require that penalties and interest not be imposed for any extensions; delete and replace language relating to telehealth services; provide when health care providers shall be considered in compliance with Executive Orders and directives related to elective procedures; establish immunity for health care providers who in good faith render care or treatment during the state of emergency; provide definitions for "emergent" and "urgent"; amend language relating to alcohol sales; extend deadline for responding to Open Records requests; suspend Open Meetings laws to allow for live audio or live video teleconference meetings; allow for live audio or live video teleconference for court-ordered counseling and educational classes; suspend deadlines for hearings and decisions by local legislative bodies, boards, or commissions relating to land use, planning, or zoning pursuant to KRS Chapter 100; suspend deadlines for code enforcement proceedings or hearings arising from or related to KRS 65.8825 and KRS 65.8828; provide that a tax district may suspend or otherwise extend applicable deadlines for filing taxable net profit or taxable gross receipt returns; establish immunity for businesses that make or provide personal protective equipment or personal hygiene supplies that do not make or provide these types of products in the normal course of their businesses; provide that a real-time video teleconference shall be considered in the presence of one another for the purposes of complying with testimony, signature, or notarization requirements; suspends requirement to obtain temporary restricted CDL licenses for farm-related services under certain circumstances; provide that the State Boards of Medical Licensure, Emergency Medical Services, and Nursing may waive or modify certain laws; require the Governor to declare, in writing, the date upon which the state of emergency in response to COVID-19 has ceased.
Index Headings Notaries - COVID-19 state of emergency, video teleconference procedures
Conference Committee Reports - SB 150
Transportation - COVID-19 state of emergency, farm-related services, CDL licenses
Agriculture - COVID-19 state of emergency, farm-related services, CDL licenses
Local Government - COVID-19 state of emergency, code enforcement, suspension of deadlines
Local Government - COVID-19 state of emergency, taxing districts, suspension of deadlines
Local Government - COVID-19 state of emergency, land use, planning, or zoning, suspension of deadlines
Public Records and Reports - COVID-19 state of emergency, Open Records, extension of response time
Taxation - COVID-19 state of emergency, taxing districts, suspension of deadlines
Taxation - COVID-19 state of emergency, state tax relief
Unemployment Compensation - COVID-19 state of emergency, waiver or suspension of KRS Chapter 341
Public Meetings - COVID-19 state of emergency, Open Meetings, live audio or video teleconference meetings
Civil Actions - COVID-19 state of emergency, immunity from civil liability
Civil Actions - COVID-19 state of emergency, receipt of testimony, video teleconference procedures
Governor - COVID-19 state of emergency, declaration of cessation
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19 state of emergency, performance of health care services
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19 state of emergency, emergent or urgent health care procedures
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19 state of emergency, immunity from civil liability
State Agencies - Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, COVID-19 state of emergency, reimbursement of UI fund
State Agencies - Department of Revenue, COVID-19 state of emergency, provision of tax relief
Sunset Legislation - COVID-19, relief measures

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