Concerning prior authorization exemption for medicaid coverage of medications treating serious mental illness.
2023 Regular Session
Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill prohibits the department of health care policy and financing from imposing prior authorization, step therapy, and fail first requirements for medicaid coverage of a prescription drug, as indicated on federally approved labels, to treat serious mental health disorders. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)