State bills NCSD is keeping an eye on this month.
Specifies that family planning services for which a Medi-Cal managed care plan may not restrict a beneficiary’s choice of a qualified provider include STD testing and treatment.
To Senate Committees on Business, Professions and Economic Development and Health and Judiciary (2/6/20)
Authorizes an HIV counselor to also perform a rapid STI test, or any combination HIV/HCV/STI tests, as specified. Allows HIV counselors to receive HIV counseling training through a training course that has been certified by the Office of AIDS.
To Senate Committee on Health (2/12/20)
Medi-Cal and Family PACT have updated their policy to reimburse for EPT.
Relates to the treatment of the partner of a patient with a sexually transmitted infection. This bill expands the existing clinical practice of treating the sexual partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea to include trichomoniasis.
To Senate Committee on Human Resources (1/23/20)
Makes an appropriation to the Mississippi Department of Health for the purpose of developing, establishing and operating two STD/HIV specialty clinics for the fiscal year 2021.
To House Committee on Appropriations (1/27/20)