AB 1600 - An Act to Add Section 22856 to the Government Code, to Add Section 1374.74 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10144.8 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.

Health care coverage: mental health services. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Under existing law, a health care service plan contract and a health… More
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Under existing law, a health care service plan contract and a health insurance policy are required to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illnesses of a person of any age. Existing law does not define “severe mental illnesses” for this purpose but describes it as including several conditions.

This bill would expand this coverage requirement for certain health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2011, to include the diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness of a person of any age and would define mental illness for this purpose as a mental disorder defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV, including substance abuse but excluding nicotine dependence and specified diagnoses defined in the manual, subject to regulatory revision, as specified. The bill would specify that this requirement does not apply to a health care benefit plan, contract, or health insurance policy with the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System unless the board elects to purchase a plan, contract, or policy that provides mental health coverage.

Because this bill would expand coverage requirements for health care service plans, the willful violation of which would be a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Committee on Health Vote: Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.

PASSED on June 23, 2010.

voted YES: 6 voted NO: 0
3 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 22856 to the Government Code, to Add Section 1374.74 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10144.8 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.

AB 1600 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Under existing law, a health care service plan contract and a health insurance policy are required to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illnesses of a person of any age. Existing law does not define “severe mental illnesses” for this purpose but describes it as including several conditions.

This bill would expand this coverage requirement for certain health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2011, to include the diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness of a person of any age and would define mental illness for this purpose as a mental disorder defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV, including substance abuse but excluding nicotine dependence and specified diagnoses defined in the manual, subject to… More
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Under existing law, a health care service plan contract and a health insurance policy are required to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illnesses of a person of any age. Existing law does not define “severe mental illnesses” for this purpose but describes it as including several conditions.

This bill would expand this coverage requirement for certain health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2011, to include the diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness of a person of any age and would define mental illness for this purpose as a mental disorder defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV, including substance abuse but excluding nicotine dependence and specified diagnoses defined in the manual, subject to regulatory revision, as specified. The bill would specify that this requirement does not apply to a health care benefit plan, contract, or health insurance policy with the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System unless the board elects to purchase a plan, contract, or policy that provides mental health coverage.

Because this bill would expand coverage requirements for health care service plans, the willful violation of which would be a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 22856 to the Government Code, to Add Section 1374.74 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10144.8 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.
Author(s)
Jim Beall
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Health care coverage: mental health services
    Major Actions
    Introduced1/04/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Health4/06/2010
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2010
    Passed Assembly6/01/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Health6/23/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations7/15/2010
    Passed Senate8/25/2010
    Passed Assembly8/26/2010
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/08/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on HealthDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/06/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Health
    13 voted YES 6 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/28/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1600 BEALL Assembly Third Reading6/01/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    50 voted YES 27 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenate Committee on HealthDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/23/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Health
    6 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.7/15/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    6 voted YES 2 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1600 Beall By Ashburn8/25/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    21 voted YES 9 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1600 BEALL Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/26/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    50 voted YES 28 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/04/2010
    1/04/2010Read first time. To print.
    1/05/2010From printer. May be heard in committee February 4.
    1/14/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    select this voteVote4/06/2010Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    4/07/2010From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 13. Noes 6.) (April 6).
    4/21/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote5/28/2010Do pass.
    5/28/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 28). Read second time. To third reading.
    6/01/2010Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 50. Noes 27. Page 5395.)
    6/01/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/01/2010AB 1600 BEALL Assembly Third Reading
    6/10/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    currently selectedVote6/23/2010Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    6/24/2010From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (June 24).
    select this voteVote7/15/2010Do pass.
    7/15/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 2.) (July 15).
    8/02/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/20/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
    8/23/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/25/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 21. Noes 9. Page 4860.)
    8/25/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 27 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/25/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB1600 Beall By Ashburn
    8/26/2010Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 49. Noes 27. Page 6707.) Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 50. Noes 28. Page 6729.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/26/2010AB 1600 BEALL Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/08/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 4 p.m.
    Vetoed9/29/2010Vetoed by Governor.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    30% more
    $201,500
    $118,050
    $1,500
    $0
    $43,850
    $13,000
    $377,900
    $201,445
    $71,566
    $18,700
    $291,711

    opposed this motion

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    9 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

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    An Act to Add Section 22856 to the Government Code, to Add Section 1374.74 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10144.8 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.: Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.

    9 organizations supported this motion

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Academy of Family Physicians
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Medical Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Mental Health Directors Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Psychological Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California School Employees Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California State Association of Counties
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    National Association of Social Workers
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.

    5 organizations opposed this motion

    Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Health Plans
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    National Association of Health Underwriters
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 1600 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
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    Contributions by Legislator

    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supportedsort icon
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Mark LenoDCA-3$103,650$10,000Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$60,050$9,150Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$54,200$72,781Yes
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$42,950$21,030Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$33,950$90,050Not Voting
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$32,400$9,500Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$23,200$4,350Yes
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$22,600$35,650Not Voting
    Dave CoxRCA-1$4,900$39,200Not Voting

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    Sam AanestadRCA-4$22,600$35,650Not Voting
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$42,950$21,030Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$32,400$9,500Yes
    Dave CoxRCA-1$4,900$39,200Not Voting
    Mark LenoDCA-3$103,650$10,000Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$54,200$72,781Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$60,050$9,150Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$23,200$4,350Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$33,950$90,050Not Voting

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    State & local government employee unions$201,500
    Physicians$118,050
    Psychiatrists & psychologists$43,850
    Welfare & social work$13,000
    Outpatient health services (including drug & alcohol)$1,500
    Municipal & county government organizations$1,000
    Mental health services$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Accident & health insurance$201,445
    HMOs$71,566
    Chambers of commerce$18,700
    Municipal & county government organizations$1,000
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