Legislature(2009 - 2010)

2009-04-17 Senate Journal

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2009-04-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1019
HB 222                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                      
222(title am) "An Act prohibiting discrimination by health care                                                                 
insurers based on genetic information; providing special enrollment                                                             
requirements related to Medicaid and state child health plan coverage;                                                          
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." Signing do pass:                                                            
Senator Paskvan, Chair; Senators Meyer, Thomas, Davis.                                                                          
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                              
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.