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Health Insurance - Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses - Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment

Sponsored by:

Delegate Young, K.


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for certain long-term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses under certain circumstances; prohibiting an entity subject to the Act from denying certain treatment under certain circumstances; providing the Act applies to all policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued, delivered, or renewed in the State on or after January 1, 2019; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates K. Young, Afzali, Angel, Arentz, Barron, Barve, Brooks, Carozza, Carr, Chang, Ciliberti, Folden, Gutierrez, Hettleman, Hornberger, Impallaria, Kelly, Kipke, Kramer, Lisanti, Mautz, McComas, McDonough, Metzgar, Miele, Moon, Morgan, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Robinson, Rose, Sample-Hughes, Shoemaker, Tarlau, Vogt, Waldstreicher, West, Wilkins, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0793
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): January 1, 2019
Health and Government Operations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Insurance - Health
Narrow Subject(s):Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Health Care Facilities -see also- Clinics; Hospices; etc
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Statutes:Article - Insurance

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March 1, 2018 10:54 A.M.