Report Title:

Health Care; OB/GYN Hepatitis C Prior Authorization

 

Description:

Prohibits health plans from requiring prior authorization for persons before receiving general Obstetric/Gynecological services or treatment for Hepatitis C. (HB2015 HD1)

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2015

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2008

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 431, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to article 10A to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"431:10A- Prohibited; obstetrician/gynecologist services; hepatitis C treatment. (a) No accident and health or sickness policy, contract, plan, or agreement issued or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2009, shall require prior authorization for:

(1) General obstetrician/gynecologist services; or

(2) Treatment for hepatitis C."

SECTION 2. Chapter 432, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to article 1 to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"432:1- Prohibited; obstetrician/gynecologist services; hepatitis C treatment. (a) No mutual benefit society issuing or renewing an individual and group hospital or medical service plan, policy, contract, or agreement in this state shall require prior authorization for:

(1) General obstetrician/gynecologist services; or

(2) A person to receive treatment for hepatitis C."

SECTION 3. Section 432D-23, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"432D-23 Required provisions and benefits. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, each policy, contract, plan, or agreement issued in the [State] state after January 1, 1995, by health maintenance organizations pursuant to this chapter, shall include benefits provided in sections 431:10-212, 431:10A-115, 431:10A-115.5, 431:10A-116, 431:10A-116.5, 431:10A-116.6, 431:10A-119, 431:10A-120, [and] 431:10A-121, and 431:10A- , and chapter 431M."

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2050.