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Bill Detail: SB17-203

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Title Prohibit Carrier From Requiring Alternative Drug
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2017)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors C. Kennedy (D)
P. Covarrubias (R)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
House Committee Health, Insurance, & Environment
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 02/28/2017

The bill prohibits a carrier from requiring a covered person to
undergo step therapy:
  • When being treated for a terminal condition; or
  • If the covered person has tried a step-therapy-required drug
under a health benefit plan and the drug was discontinued
by the manufacturer.
A carrier that requires step therapy must have an override process
for health care providers.
Step therapy is defined ...

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