Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1.16.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.29.2020 at 1:30 p.m. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 2.4.2020. Executive session scheduled in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 2.7.2020;first substitute bill introduced and passed unanimously out of committee and onto Appropriations. Public hearing in Appropriations on 2.10.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.11.2020; 1st substitute bill proposed by Health Care & Wellness passed. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.11.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on the 2nd reading on 2.13.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted. Floor amendments adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on third reading on 2.14.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care and referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.18.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.21.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.27.2020; majority pass with amendment(s) and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.28.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.29.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.2.2020; majority pass with amendment(s) and passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.5.2020. Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.6.2020. IN THE HOUSE: House concurred in Senate amendments. Passed final passage on 3.10.2020. Speaker signed on 3.11.2020. IN THE SENATE: President signed on 3.12.2020. OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION. Delivered to the Governor on 3.12.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Rep. Davis

The legislature finds that substance use disorder is a treatable brain disease from which people recover; that electing to go to addiction treatment is an act of great courage; and that people with substance use disorder who are provided rapid access to quality treatment within their window of willingness, usually recover.

The legislature therefore intends to ensure that there is no wrong door for individuals accessing substance use disorder treatment services by requiring coverage, and prohibiting barriers created by prior authorization and premature utilization management review when persons with substance use disorders are ready or urgently in need of treatment services.