State bills NCSD is keeping an eye on this month.
Requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy to provide coverage for sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment at a contracting or noncontracting health facility at the same cost sharing rate an enrollee or insured would pay for the same services received from a contracting health facility.
Amended in Assembly and re-referred to Committee on Health (2/27)
Requires the Secretary of California Health and Human Services and the Chief of the Office of AIDS to develop and implement a master plan on HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), for the purpose of improving the health of people living with, and vulnerable to, those conditions, reducing new transmissions, and ending these epidemics.
In Senate. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Health (3/12)
Urges health insurance providers to provide coverage for routine screenings of sexually transmitted infection and human immunodeficiency virus for all persons, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity or the presentation of possible symptoms of any sexually transmitted infection and human immunodeficiency virus.
To Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health (3/10)
Relates to prescription requirements; relates to treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; relates to sunset; repeals the sunset of July 1, 2020, on the provision that allows practitioners employed by the Department of Health to prescribe antibiotic therapy to the sexual partner of a patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without the physical examination normally required.
Passed Senate to Governor’s Desk (2/24/20)