Senate Bill 111

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Last Action 04/04/24: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to coverage for the treatment of stuttering.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis
Health Mandate
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 199
Sponsors W. Westerfield, R. Thomas
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health insurance coverage for speech therapy as a treatment for stuttering; amend KRS 304.17C-125, 205.522, 205.6485, 164.2871, and 18A.225 to require limited health service benefit plans, Medicaid, self-insured employer group health plans provided by the governing board of a state postsecondary education institution, and the state employee health plan to comply with the speech therapy coverage requirement and to make technical amendments; provide that various sections apply to health insurance policies, certificates, plans, or contracts issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2025; establish the construction of Section 1 for purposes of federal law and require state officials to comply; require the Department of Insurance and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to seek federal approval, if necessary; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2025.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Higher - State postsecondary educational institution self-insured group health plan, coverage for stuttering
Effective Dates, Delayed - Coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, January 1, 2025
Federal Laws and Regulations - Coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, construction under federal law
Health and Medical Services - Speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, coverage
Insurance, Health - Coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering
Public Medical Assistance - Medicaid and KCHIP, coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Medicaid and KCHIP, coverage for speech therapy, waiver
State Agencies - Department of Insurance, coverage for speech therapy, federal cost defrayment, waiver
State Employees - Health plan, coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering
Technical Corrections - Medicaid and KCHIP coverage requirements, technical amendments
Medicaid - Coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering
Children and Minors - KCHIP, coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering
Actuarial Analysis - Speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, coverage
Health Benefit Mandate - Speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, coverage
Local Mandate - State postsecondary educational institution self-insured group health plan, coverage for stuttering
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/17/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
01/19/24
  • to Banking & Insurance (S)
03/05/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
03/06/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 07, 2024
03/07/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 35-1
03/08/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/12/24
  • to Banking & Insurance (H)
03/13/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/14/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/21/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 22, 2024
03/22/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 90-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/25/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
03/26/24
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1)
03/27/24
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • passed 35-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/04/24
  • signed by Governor

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis to House Committee Substitute 1
Health Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except suspend application of any coverage requirement to a qualified health plan if the requirement would result in the state being required to make cost defrayal payments under federal law; require the Department of Insurance to identify if any requirement is in addition to the essential health benefits required under federal law; establish requirements for any waiver application made by the Department of Insurance.
Index Headings Federal Laws and Regulations - Coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, construction under federal law
Health and Medical Services - Speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, coverage
Insurance, Health - Coverage for speech therapy, treatment for stuttering
State Agencies - Department of Insurance, coverage for speech therapy, federal cost defrayment, waiver
Actuarial Analysis - Speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, coverage
Health Benefit Mandate - Speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, coverage
Local Mandate - Speech therapy, treatment for stuttering, coverage

Last updated: 4/19/2024 7:10 PM (EDT)