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
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 26, 2010.

voted YES: 50 voted NO: 28
0 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
    select this voteSenate 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
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 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.
    select this voteVote6/23/2010Do 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.)
    currently selectedAssembly 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.

    Average contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    3.7 times as much
    $28,989
    $8,358
    $0
    $0
    $2,832
    $797
    $1,065
    YES$42,040
    $2,247
    $7,126
    $0
    $0
    $802
    $446
    $696
    NO$11,318

    opposed this bill

    Accident & health insurance [About]
    HMOs [About]
    Life insurance [About]
    Chambers of commerce [About]
    Municipal & county government organizations (split) [About]
    Average given to Assemblymembers who voted:
    $1,676
    $2,701
    $7,488
    $403
    YES$12,267
    49% more
    $1,850
    $3,032
    $11,670
    $1,738
    NO$18,289
    11 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    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 BEALL Concurrence in Senate Amendments

    11 organizations supported this bill

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Academy of Family Physicians
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Medical Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Mental Health Directors Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Psychological Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California School Employees Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California State Association of Counties
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators' Association of California
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Drug Policy Alliance
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    National Association of Social Workers
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.

    6 organizations opposed this bill

    Association of California Life & Health Insurance Companies
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Health Plans
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Health Net
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    National Association of Health Underwriters
    Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 1600 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Anthony AdamsRCA-59$0$0No
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$25,100$0Yes
    Joel AndersonRCA-77$23,175$25,200No
    Juan ArambulaICA-31$0$0Yes
    Karen BassDCA-47$41,800$8,250Yes
    Jim BeallDCA-24$22,050$5,000Yes
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$8,900$12,700No
    Tom BerryhillRCA-25$7,400$14,100No
    Marty BlockDCA-78$50,500$26,000Yes
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$23,950$2,000Yes
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$19,450$8,500Yes
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$16,500$1,000Yes
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$73,534$3,250Yes
    Anna CaballeroDCA-28$58,348$11,000Yes
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$12,400$26,500Yes
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$17,744$13,500Yes
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$41,683$5,000Yes
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$30,900$36,700No
    Paul CookRCA-65$6,500$6,900No
    Joe CotoDCA-23$0$0Yes
    Mike DavisDCA-48$2,000$2,000Yes
    Hector De La TorreDCA-50$64,601$7,500Yes
    Kevin De LeonDCA-45$59,499$21,000Yes
    Chuck DeVoreRCA-70$0$0No
    Mike EngDCA-49$44,160$9,500Yes
    Noreen EvansDCA-7$32,520$3,000Yes
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$18,700$8,900Yes
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$34,575$53,900No
    Paul FongDCA-22$12,800$3,900Yes
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$32,600$18,800Yes
    Jean FullerRCA-32$26,175$17,000No
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$81,000$0Yes
    Ted GainesRCA-4$7,150$70,300No
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$14,175$36,063Yes
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$21,900$57,950No
    Mike GattoDCA-43$38,750$9,450No
    Danny GilmoreRCA-30$0$0No
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$19,200$17,000No
    Isadore HallDCA-52$32,332$24,335Yes
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$10,425$14,500No
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$44,108$35,800Yes
    Ed HernandezDCA-57$39,549$20,750Yes
    Jerry HillDCA-19$30,000$9,150Yes
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$50,702$14,300Yes
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$27,950$4,495Yes
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$4,500$4,500No
    Dave JonesDCA-9$215,624$7,160Yes
    Steve KnightRCA-36$6,900$8,500No
    Ted LieuDCA-53$62,499$12,850Yes
    Dan LogueRCA-3$5,400$17,750No
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$42,850$11,300Yes
    Fiona MaDCA-12$19,550$7,000Yes
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$62,155$19,400Yes
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$4,500$12,250No
    Bill MonningDCA-27$27,850$34,750Yes
    Pedro NavaDCA-35$16,200$200Yes
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$8,800$2,800No
    Roger NielloRCA-5$4,500$34,600No
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$5,500$17,000No
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$2,000$4,500No
    John PerezDCA-46$76,958$55,400Yes
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$49,895$18,100Yes
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$52,050$12,050Yes
    Ira RuskinDCA-21$0$0Yes
    Mary SalasDCA-79$51,737$15,508Yes
    Lori SaldanaDCA-76$0$0Yes
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$7,800$18,400No
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$43,100$9,500Yes
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$15,150$34,450No
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$28,119$43,700Yes
    Audra StricklandRCA-37$0$0No
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$106,478$2,000Yes
    Tom TorlaksonDCA-11$165,350$1,125Yes
    Norma TorresDCA-61$47,828$15,000Yes
    Alberto TorricoDCA-20$24,194$17,835Yes
    Van TranRCA-68$0$0No
    Mike VillinesRCA-29$16,800$21,650No
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$19,817$1,000Yes

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Anthony AdamsRCA-59$0$0No
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$25,100$0Yes
    Joel AndersonRCA-77$23,175$25,200No
    Juan ArambulaICA-31$0$0Yes
    Karen BassDCA-47$41,800$8,250Yes
    Jim BeallDCA-24$22,050$5,000Yes
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$8,900$12,700No
    Tom BerryhillRCA-25$7,400$14,100No
    Marty BlockDCA-78$50,500$26,000Yes
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$23,950$2,000Yes
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$19,450$8,500Yes
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$16,500$1,000Yes
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$73,534$3,250Yes
    Anna CaballeroDCA-28$58,348$11,000Yes
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$12,400$26,500Yes
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$17,744$13,500Yes
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$41,683$5,000Yes
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$30,900$36,700No
    Paul CookRCA-65$6,500$6,900No
    Joe CotoDCA-23$0$0Yes
    Mike DavisDCA-48$2,000$2,000Yes
    Hector De La TorreDCA-50$64,601$7,500Yes
    Kevin De LeonDCA-45$59,499$21,000Yes
    Chuck DeVoreRCA-70$0$0No
    Mike EngDCA-49$44,160$9,500Yes
    Noreen EvansDCA-7$32,520$3,000Yes
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$18,700$8,900Yes
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$34,575$53,900No
    Paul FongDCA-22$12,800$3,900Yes
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$32,600$18,800Yes
    Jean FullerRCA-32$26,175$17,000No
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$81,000$0Yes
    Ted GainesRCA-4$7,150$70,300No
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$14,175$36,063Yes
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$21,900$57,950No
    Mike GattoDCA-43$38,750$9,450No
    Danny GilmoreRCA-30$0$0No
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$19,200$17,000No
    Isadore HallDCA-52$32,332$24,335Yes
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$10,425$14,500No
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$44,108$35,800Yes
    Ed HernandezDCA-57$39,549$20,750Yes
    Jerry HillDCA-19$30,000$9,150Yes
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$50,702$14,300Yes
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$27,950$4,495Yes
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$4,500$4,500No
    Dave JonesDCA-9$215,624$7,160Yes
    Steve KnightRCA-36$6,900$8,500No
    Ted LieuDCA-53$62,499$12,850Yes
    Dan LogueRCA-3$5,400$17,750No
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$42,850$11,300Yes
    Fiona MaDCA-12$19,550$7,000Yes
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$62,155$19,400Yes
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$4,500$12,250No
    Bill MonningDCA-27$27,850$34,750Yes
    Pedro NavaDCA-35$16,200$200Yes
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$8,800$2,800No
    Roger NielloRCA-5$4,500$34,600No
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$5,500$17,000No
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$2,000$4,500No
    John PerezDCA-46$76,958$55,400Yes
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$49,895$18,100Yes
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$52,050$12,050Yes
    Ira RuskinDCA-21$0$0Yes
    Mary SalasDCA-79$51,737$15,508Yes
    Lori SaldanaDCA-76$0$0Yes
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$7,800$18,400No
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$43,100$9,500Yes
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$15,150$34,450No
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$28,119$43,700Yes
    Audra StricklandRCA-37$0$0No
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$106,478$2,000Yes
    Tom TorlaksonDCA-11$165,350$1,125Yes
    Norma TorresDCA-61$47,828$15,000Yes
    Alberto TorricoDCA-20$24,194$17,835Yes
    Van TranRCA-68$0$0No
    Mike VillinesRCA-29$16,800$21,650No
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$19,817$1,000Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    State & local government employee unions$1,512,366
    Physicians$617,418
    Psychiatrists & psychologists$164,028
    Welfare & social work$72,750
    Municipal & county government organizations$55,200
    Health & welfare policy$52,347
    Mental health services$0
    Outpatient health services (including drug & alcohol)$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Accident & health insurance$701,161
    HMOs$219,935
    Life insurance$135,600
    Chambers of commerce$68,775
    Municipal & county government organizations$55,200
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