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Bill Detail: SB20-156

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Title Protecting Preventive Health Care Coverage
Status Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/26/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Public Health
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/04/2020
Description

The bill codifies a number of preventive health care services
currently required to be covered by health insurance carriers pursuant to

the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and adds them
to the current list of services required to be covered by Colorado health
insurance carriers, which services are not subject to policy deductibles,
copayments, or coinsurance. The bill expands certain preventive health
care services to include osteoporosis screening, urinary incontinence
screening, and screening and treatment of a sexually transmitted infection
(STI).
Current law requires a health care provider or facility to perform
a diagnostic exam for an STI and subsequently prescribe treatment for an
STI at the request of a minor patient. The bill allows a health care
provider to administer, dispense, or prescribe preventive measures or
medications where applicable. The consent of a parent is not a
prerequisite for a minor to receive preventive care, but a health care
provider shall counsel the minor on the importance of bringing the
minor's parent or legal guardian into the minor's confidence regarding the
services.
Current law requires the executive director of the department of
health care policy and financing to authorize reimbursement for medical
or diagnostic services provided by a certified family planning clinic. The
bill defines family planning services and authorizes reimbursement for
family planning services. The bill allows staffing by medical
professionals to be accomplished through telemedicine.

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