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FA0BDBCB09AA503D872589910002B82A Hearing Summary


Date Apr 13, 2023      
Location SCR 357

HB23-1130 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

06:29:46 PM  
Senator Rodriguez, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1130 concerning prohibiting state-regulated insurance plans from requiring more than one alternative drug trial as part of a step therapy protocol before covering a drug prescribed by a provider to treat select mental health conditions. The bill also allows a provider to attest a prescribed drug is necessary, without undergoing step therapy, and the insurance plan must cover the drug. Lastly, the bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to review newly FDA-approved drugs for certain mental health conditions within 90 days for coverage of the drug under Medicaid.
06:33:44 PM  
Haven Rohnert, representing
the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Rimal Bera,
representing the Alliance for Patient Access Mental Health Working Group,
testified in support of the bill.

Committee members
asked the panel questions.

Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment C.

06:50:08 PM  
Senator Rodriguez provided closing remarks.

06:54:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1130 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Buckner Excused
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood No
Will Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details