Increasing Access To Reproductive Health Care
- Adds the women's preventive services guidelines of the
health resources and services administration in the United States department of health and human services to the mandatory preventive health-care services coverage for health benefit plans;
- Specifies that the mandatory preventive health-care services benefit for counseling for, prevention of, and screening for sexually transmitted infection includes HIV prevention drugs and the services necessary for initiation and continued use of an HIV prevention drug, as described in the bill, based on the most recent guidelines and clinical guidance;
- Requires large employer plans, on and after January 1, 2025, to provide coverage for the total cost of abortion care without policy deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance. Individual and small group plans must provide this coverage if the federal department of health and human services confirms the state's determination that the coverage is not subject to state defrayal pursuant to federal law. To the extent required by binding federal jurisprudence, employers are exempted from providing coverage if providing coverage conflicts with the employer's sincerely held religious beliefs.
- The treatment of a sexually transmitted infection; or
- Sterilization services, which coverage must be provided regardless of the covered person's gender.
With the minor's consent, section 6 allows a health-care provider acting within the scope of the health-care provider's license, certificate, or registration to furnish contraceptive procedures, supplies, or information to the minor without notification to or the consent of the minor's parent or parents, legal guardian, or any other person having custody of or decision-making responsibility for the minor.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)