02RS HB39


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HB 39/FN/HM (BR 1342) - K. Stein, C. Belcher, B. Colter, J. Crenshaw, T. Feeley, D. Ford, J. Jenkins, T. McKee, S. Nunn, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to insurance.
     Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for payment of anesthesia and hospital or facility charges for services performed in a hospital in connection with dental procedures for children below the age of 9 years, persons with serious mental or physical conditions, and persons with behavioral problems.


     HFA (1, B. DeWeese) - Provide that this section applies to health benefit plans that provide coverage for general anesthesia and hospitalization services to a covered person.

     HFA (2, B. DeWeese) - Require certification of procedure by a licensed physician.

     HFA (3, B. DeWeese) - Require procedure to be certified by dentist or admitting physician.

     HFA (4, B. DeWeese) - Provide that this section does not require coverage for routine dental care, including diagnosis or treatment of disease or other dental conditions and procedures not covered in this section.

     SFA (1, L. Casebier) - Direct the Department of Insurance to study mandated health benefits; direct the Program Review and Investigations Committee to study the impact of mandated health benefits and report to the General Assembly no later than December 1, 2002.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Jan 10-posted in committee
     Jan 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 24-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 19-reported favorably, to Rules
     Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2002
     Feb 27-floor amendments (1) (2) (3) and (4) filed
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 90-1 with floor amendments (1) (3) and (4)
     Mar 5-received in Senate
     Mar 7-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 27, 2002
     Mar 28-3rd reading, passed 33-0; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 29-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 5-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 199)

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