House Bill 536

Last Action 02/14/24: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to contraceptives.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Health Mandate
Bill Request Number 478
Sponsors S. Stalker, J. Raymond, L. Burke, A. Camuel
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; provide rights related to access to contraception; create private right of action; create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for contraception; require health benefit plans to provide coverage for long-acting reversible contraception administered during a postpartum hospital stay; amend KRS 164.2871, 205.522, 205.6485, and 18A.225 to require self-insured employer group health plans provided by the governing board of a state postsecondary institution to its employees, Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, and the state employee health plan to comply with the new section on contraceptive coverage; amend KRS 446.350 to provide that nothing in the new section on contraceptive coverage shall be construed to violate section; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to apply for a Medicaid waiver to offer family planning services to certain low-income individuals; require the cabinet to report annually; create a new section in KRS Chapter 315 to allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptives; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to seek federal approval if they determine that such approval is necessary; direct that provisions apply to health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2025; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2025.
Index Headings of Original Version Drugs and Medicines - Contraceptive coverage
Drugs and Medicines - Hormonal contraceptives, provisions
Education, Higher - Self-insured group employer health plan, contraceptive coverage
Effective Dates, Delayed - Contraceptive coverage, January 1, 2025
Health and Medical Services - Hormonal contraceptives, pharmacy, provision
Insurance, Health - Contraceptive coverage
Occupations and Professions - Pharmacists, hormonal contraceptives, provision
Pharmacists - Prescriptions, hormonal contraceptives, provision
Reproductive Issues - Contraceptive coverage
Reproductive Issues - Hormonal contraceptives prescriptions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, contraceptive coverage
State Employees - Health plan, contraceptive coverage
Women - Hormonal contraceptives prescriptions
Medicaid - Contraceptive coverage
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, hormonal contraceptives
Children and Minors - KCHIP, contraceptive coverage
Reports Mandated - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, family planning services program
Health Benefit Mandate - Hormonal contraceptives, provisions


  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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