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HB 581: Dentists

GENERAL BILL by Renuart ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Fasano ; Hooper ; Tobia

Dentists; Prohibits contract between health insurer, prepaid limited health service organization, or HMO & dentist from requiring dentist to provide services at set fee unless the services are covered services; provides covered services are those services listed as entitled benefit under contract; prohibits insurer from providing merely de minimis reimbursement or coverage; requires that fees for covered services be set in good faith & not be nominal; prohibits health insurer, prepaid limited health service organization, or HMO from requiring as condition of contract that dentist participate in discount medical plan; provides for applicability.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (IBS)
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/31/2013 House • Filed
    2/12/2013 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 64
    3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 64
    3/11/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Innovation Subcommittee, 03/13/13, 9:00 am, 306 HOB
    3/13/2013 House • Favorable by Health Innovation Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 242
    • Now in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee -HJ 242
    3/26/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/28/13, 8:00 am, 404 HOB --Not considered
    5/3/2013 House • Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee

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  • HB 581, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/31/2013 at 5:04 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Health Innovation Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/13/2013 (pdf)
    Insurance and Banking Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/26/2013 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 924 Dentists Latvala Similar Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate
    S 1016 (c2) Dentistry Hays Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate
    S 1816 (c1) Health Care Appropriations, Appropriations Compare Last Action: 4/29/2013 S Laid on Table -SJ 740
    Location: Laid on Table

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    627.6474 Provider contracts. Page 2 (pdf)
    636.035 Provider arrangements. Page 3 (pdf)
    641.315 Provider contracts. Page 4 (pdf)

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