Legislature(2009 - 2010)

2009-04-11 House Journal

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2009-04-11                     House Journal                      Page 0893
HB 222                                                                                                                        
The Labor & Commerce Committee considered:                                                                                      
    HOUSE BILL NO. 222                                                                                                          
    "An Act prohibiting discrimination by health care insurers based                                                            
    on genetic information; requiring a health care insurer to offer                                                            
    coverage for the treatment of alcoholism or drug abuse; providing                                                           
    continuity of coverage for college students during medically                                                                
    necessary leaves of absence from college; requiring health care                                                             
    insurers in the group market to provide parity in the application of                                                        
    mental health and substance abuse benefits that comply with                                                                 
    federal requirements; amending the definition of 'dentist' to                                                               
    include out-of-state dentists for purposes of certain dental                                                                
     insurance requirements; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
The report was signed by Representative Olson, Chair, with the                                                                  
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
Do pass (4):  Lynn, Buch, Holmes, Olson                                                                                         
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
1.  Zero, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                  
2.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                            
3.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                            
HB 222 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the