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AB 154 - An Act to Add Section 22856 to the Government Code, to Add Section 1374.76 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. 2011-2012 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 the term “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, 2013, 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 (DSM-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.This bill would also exempt certain health care service contracts entered into by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board from its provisions.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:
The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 27, 2012. 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on January 26, 2012.

voted YES: 49 voted NO: 22
9 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

An Act to Add Section 22856 to the Government Code, to Add Section 1374.76 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10144.8 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.

AB 154 — 2011-2012 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 the term “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, 2013, 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 (DSM-IV), including substance abuse but excluding nicotine dependence and specified diagnoses defined in the… 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 the term “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, 2013, 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 (DSM-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.This bill would also exempt certain health care service contracts entered into by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board from its provisions.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 1374.76 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
Introduced1/18/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Health4/05/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations1/19/2012
Passed Assembly1/26/2012
Failed passage in Senate Committee on Health6/27/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Health6/27/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on HealthDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/05/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Health
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.1/19/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
11 voted YES 6 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblyAB 154 BEALL Assembly Third Reading1/26/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
49 voted YES 22 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on HealthDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/27/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate Committee on Health
4 voted YES 3 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on HealthSet, first hearing. Failed passage in Committee. Reconsideration granted.6/27/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Health
7 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/18/2011
1/18/2011Read first time. To print.
1/19/2011From printer. May be heard in committee February 18.
2/03/2011Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
3/24/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
3/25/2011Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
select this voteVote4/05/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/06/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (April 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
4/13/2011In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
5/27/2011In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
select this voteVote1/19/2012Do pass as amended.
1/19/2012From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 11. Noes 6.) (January 19).
1/23/2012Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
1/24/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
1/26/2012In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
1/26/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 49. Noes 22. Page 3601.)
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage1/26/2012AB 154 BEALL Assembly Third Reading
2/16/2012Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
select this voteVote6/27/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
select this voteVote6/27/2012Set, first hearing. Failed passage in Committee. Reconsideration granted.
6/27/2012In committee: Set first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

28 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 1374.76 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10144.8 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.: AB 154 BEALL Assembly Third Reading

28 organizations supported this bill

Access Coalition
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Bonita House
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Academy of Family Physicians
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Alliance of Child and Family Services
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Coalition for Mental Health
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Communities United Institute
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Emergency Nurses Association
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Hospital Association
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Medical Association
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Mental Health Directors Association
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Primary Care Association
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Psychiatric Association
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Psychological Association
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California State Association of Counties
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Youth Empowerment Network
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators' Association of California
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Developmental Disabilities Area Board 10
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Disability Rights California
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Drug Policy Alliance
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Health Access
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Mental Health Association in California
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
National Alliance on Mental Illness California
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
National Association of Social Workers
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

5 organizations opposed this bill

America's Health Insurance Plans
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Association of Health Plans
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Chamber of Commerce
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Health Net
Assembly Committee on Health (2011, April 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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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, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$12,950$10,750
Luis AlejoDCA-28$28,685$2,500
Michael AllenDCA-7$144,550$3,200
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$16,800$350
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$64,000$29,350
Jim BeallDCA-24$104,350$5,825
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$20,850$16,900
Marty BlockDCA-78$98,200$5,400
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$42,900$5,000
Susan BonillaDCA-11$39,635$19,700
Steven BradfordDCA-51$38,000$8,000
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$46,460$11,400
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$95,900$8,150
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$22,300$3,500
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$33,300$5,900
Connie ConwayRCA-34$33,650$61,731
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$43,700$8,000
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$7,500$250
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$45,150$250
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$34,400$32,571
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$100,855$21,300
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$65,100$38,725
Rich GordonDCA-21$24,336$18,850
Jeff GorellRCA-37$8,200$12,900
Shannon GroveRCA-32$5,500$8,000
Curt HagmanRCA-60$22,600$21,800
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$25,700$21,803
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$14,600$22,900
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$45,716$24,330
Jerry HillDCA-19$58,400$17,500
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$37,647$5,500
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$5,000$7,800
Steve KnightRCA-36$5,650$7,500
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$46,800$19,800
Dan LogueRCA-3$25,950$57,529
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$10,500$5,000
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$14,050$18,300
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$30,500$22,050
Holly MitchellDCA-47$41,452$15,950
Bill MonningDCA-27$54,055$42,011
Mike MorrellRCA-63$15,275$15,550
Brian NestandeRCA-64$29,650$21,300
Jim NielsenRCA-2$5,000$3,000
Chris NorbyRCA-72$16,284$15,750
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$17,000$26,375
Richard PanDCA-5$120,971$62,499
Henry PereaDCA-31$31,624$31,400
John PerezDCA-46$152,499$54,773
Manuel PerezDCA-80$24,300$12,400
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$29,100$5,600
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$22,300$2,500
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$14,150$12,400
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$34,600$3,750
Das WilliamsDCA-35$78,939$13,400
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$35,075$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$12,950$10,750
Luis AlejoDCA-28$28,685$2,500
Michael AllenDCA-7$144,550$3,200
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$16,800$350
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$64,000$29,350
Jim BeallDCA-24$104,350$5,825
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$20,850$16,900
Marty BlockDCA-78$98,200$5,400
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$42,900$5,000
Susan BonillaDCA-11$39,635$19,700
Steven BradfordDCA-51$38,000$8,000
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$46,460$11,400
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$95,900$8,150
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$22,300$3,500
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$33,300$5,900
Connie ConwayRCA-34$33,650$61,731
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$43,700$8,000
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$7,500$250
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$45,150$250
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$34,400$32,571
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$100,855$21,300
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$65,100$38,725
Rich GordonDCA-21$24,336$18,850
Jeff GorellRCA-37$8,200$12,900
Shannon GroveRCA-32$5,500$8,000
Curt HagmanRCA-60$22,600$21,800
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$25,700$21,803
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$14,600$22,900
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$45,716$24,330
Jerry HillDCA-19$58,400$17,500
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$37,647$5,500
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$5,000$7,800
Steve KnightRCA-36$5,650$7,500
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$46,800$19,800
Dan LogueRCA-3$25,950$57,529
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$10,500$5,000
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$14,050$18,300
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$30,500$22,050
Holly MitchellDCA-47$41,452$15,950
Bill MonningDCA-27$54,055$42,011
Mike MorrellRCA-63$15,275$15,550
Brian NestandeRCA-64$29,650$21,300
Jim NielsenRCA-2$5,000$3,000
Chris NorbyRCA-72$16,284$15,750
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$17,000$26,375
Richard PanDCA-5$120,971$62,499
Henry PereaDCA-31$31,624$31,400
John PerezDCA-46$152,499$54,773
Manuel PerezDCA-80$24,300$12,400
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$29,100$5,600
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$22,300$2,500
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$14,150$12,400
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$34,600$3,750
Das WilliamsDCA-35$78,939$13,400
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$35,075$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
State & local government employee unions$1,252,526
Physicians$346,154
Hospitals$233,034
Psychiatrists & psychologists$156,400
Health & welfare policy$79,008
Other non-physician health practitioners$78,360
Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
Minority & ethnic groups$31,600
Welfare & social work$28,175
Nurses$3,000
Health care institutions$2,600
Health professionals$0
Outpatient health services (including drug & alcohol)$0
Human rights$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Accident & health insurance$600,150
HMOs$266,422
Chambers of commerce$62,400
Human rights$0
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