Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 7125
Session Year 2019


To (1) require each health carrier to submit an annual report concerning parity for mental health and substance use disorder benefits, (2) require the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance to conduct an annual public hearing concerning such report, (3) require nonquantitative treatment limitations to be applied equally to mental health and substance use disorder benefits and medical and surgical benefits under certain health insurance policies, (4) require health insurance coverage for (A) prescription drugs prescribed for the treatment of substance use disorders if a policy includes coverage for prescription drugs, and (B) substance abuse services regardless of whether such services were provided pursuant to a court order, and (5) prohibit mandatory step therapy and prior authorization for prescription drugs prescribed for the treatment of substance use disorders.

Introduced by:
Insurance and Real Estate Committee

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Co-sponsors for Amendment LCO:

Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 7/8/2019Signed by the Governor
 6/28/2019Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
 6/28/2019Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 6/25/2019(LCO)Public Act 19-159
 6/5/2019On Consent Calendar / In Concurrence
 6/5/2019Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 6/5/2019Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A
 5/22/2019(LCO)File Number 966
 5/22/2019Senate Calendar Number 575
 5/22/2019Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 5/20/2019House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 5/20/2019House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 8773
 5/14/2019Tabled for the Calendar, House
 5/14/2019No New File by Committee on Appropriations
 5/14/2019(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 5/14/2019(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 5/13/2019(APP)Joint Favorable
 5/10/2019Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations
 4/3/2019(LCO)File Number 343
 4/3/2019House Calendar Number 221
 4/3/2019Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/3/2019(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/28/2019(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/02/19 5:00 PM
 3/20/2019(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/19/2019(INS)Joint Favorable Substitute
 3/1/2019Public Hearing 03/05
 2/14/2019Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

Co-sponsors of HB-7125

Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, 133rd Dist.
Sen. Catherine A. Osten, 19th Dist.
Rep. Brenda L. Kupchick, 132nd Dist.
Rep. Tom Arnone, 58th Dist.
Rep. John K. Hampton, 16th Dist.
Sen. Saud Anwar, 3rd Dist.
Rep. David Michel, 146th Dist.
Rep. Devin R. Carney, 23rd Dist.
Rep. Lucy Dathan, 142nd Dist.
Sen. Tony Hwang, 28th Dist.
Rep. Terrie E. Wood, 141st Dist.
Rep. Mary M. Mushinsky, 85th Dist.
Rep. Fred Camillo, 151st Dist.
Rep. Robin E. Comey, 102nd Dist.
Rep. Raghib Allie-Brennan, 2nd Dist.
Rep. Livvy R. Floren, 149th Dist.
Rep. Philip L. Young, 120th Dist.
Sen. Heather S. Somers, 18th Dist.
Rep. Tami Zawistowski, 61st Dist.
Rep. Peter A. Tercyak, 26th Dist.
Rep. Robin Green, 55th Dist.
Rep. Matt Blumenthal, 147th Dist.
Rep. Matthew Ritter, 1st Dist.
Rep. Tom Delnicki, 14th Dist.
Rep. Christine Conley, 40th Dist.
Rep. Dave W. Yaccarino, 87th Dist.
Rep. David Rutigliano, 123rd Dist.
Rep. J.P. Sredzinski, 112th Dist.
Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, 105th Dist.
Rep. Bill Simanski, 62nd Dist.
Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, 117th Dist.
Rep. Cara Christine Pavalock-D'Amato, 77th Dist.
Rep. Laura M. Devlin, 134th Dist.
Rep. Holly H. Cheeseman, 37th Dist.
Rep. William A. Petit, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, 136th Dist.
Rep. Leslee B. Hill, 17th Dist.
Rep. Bill Buckbee, 67th Dist.
Rep. Kara Rochelle, 104th Dist.
Rep. Ronald A. Napoli, 73rd Dist.
Rep. Whit Betts, 78th Dist.
Rep. Hilda E. Santiago, 84th Dist.
Rep. Christie M. Carpino, 32nd Dist.
Rep. Gary A. Turco, 27th Dist.
Rep. Noreen S. Kokoruda, 101st Dist.
Rep. Pat Wilson Pheanious, 53rd Dist.
Rep. Jesse MacLachlan, 35th Dist.
Rep. Juan R. Candelaria, 95th Dist.
Sen. George S. Logan, 17th Dist.
Rep. Patricia Billie Miller, 145th Dist.
Sen. Alexandra Bergstein, 36th Dist.
Sen. Christine Cohen, 12th Dist.
Rep. Jason Rojas, 9th Dist.
Sen. Norman Needleman, 33rd Dist.
Sen. Matthew L. Lesser, 9th Dist.
Rep. Maria P. Horn, 64th Dist.
Sen. Kevin C. Kelly, 21st Dist.
Sen. Mary Daugherty Abrams, 13th Dist.
Sen. Julie Kushner, 24th Dist.
Rep. Joseph C. Serra, 33rd Dist.
Sen. Mae Flexer, 29th Dist.
Sen. Gennaro Bizzarro, 6th Dist.
Sen. Carlo Leone, 27th Dist.
Rep. Kathleen M. McCarty, 38th Dist.

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