KY HB58 | 2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2022 - 25% progression
Action: 2022-01-04 - introduced in House
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish that any health benefit plan issued or renewed in the Commonwealth that provides coverage for hospital, medical, or surgical expenses shall include coverage for chronic pain treatments provided by a licensed professional; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require Medicaid and Medicaid managed care organizations to include coverage for chronic pain treatments provided by a licensed professional; amend KRS 218A.172 to require that a health care practitioner discuss and refer or prescribe alternative chronic pain treatments before initially prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023.

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AN ACT relating to chronic pain treatments.



2022-01-04Houseintroduced in House
2021-09-01HousePrefiled by the sponsor(s).


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