OR HB2517 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-7)
Status: Passed on September 25 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-09-25 - Chapter 154, (2021 Laws): Effective date January 01, 2022.
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Requires Oregon Health Authority to compile and annually post to website report on information reported to authority by coordinated care organizations regarding requests for prior authorization. Requires coordinated care organizations to report specified information to] Oregon Health Authority to compile and annually post to website report on information reported to authority by coordinated care organizations regarding requests for prior authorization. Requires insurers offering health benefit plans to report specified information to Department of Consumer and Business Services regarding requests for prior authorization. Creates new requirements and modifies existing requirements applicable to utilization review by insurers offering health benefit plans and health benefit plans offered by Public Employees' Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board. Creates new requirements applicable to step therapy requirements imposed by entities providing health insurance, medical services contracts or health care service contracts, multiple employer welfare arrangements and pharmacy benefit managers.

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Relating to managing the utilization of health care.


Roll Calls

2021-05-25 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 27 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-05-12 - Senate - Senate Committee Do pass the A-Eng bill (Y: 3 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-04-15 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 54 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-04-08 - House - House Committee Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-09-25HouseChapter 154, (2021 Laws): Effective date January 01, 2022.
2021-06-03HouseGovernor signed.
2021-05-27SenatePresident signed.
2021-05-26HouseSpeaker signed.
2021-05-25SenateVote explanation(s) filed by Heard.
2021-05-25SenateThird reading. Carried by Hansell. Passed. Ayes, 27; Nays, 2--Boquist, Heard; Excused, 1--Manning Jr.
2021-05-24SenateSecond reading.
2021-05-24SenateRecommendation: Do pass the A-Eng. bill.
2021-05-12SenateWork Session held.
2021-05-03SenatePublic Hearing held.
2021-04-23SenateReferred to Health Care.
2021-04-19SenateFirst reading. Referred to President's desk.
2021-04-15HouseThird reading. Carried by Prusak. Passed. Ayes, 54; Nays, 1--Nearman; Absent, 1--Wilde; Excused, 4--Levy, Morgan, Smith G, Wallan.
2021-04-14HouseSecond reading.
2021-04-10HouseRecommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
2021-04-08HouseWork Session held.
2021-03-04HousePublic Hearing held.
2021-01-19HouseReferred to Health Care.
2021-01-11HouseFirst reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Oregon State Sources

Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/CommitteeReports/MajorityReport/31926
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/MeasureVotes?id=516176
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/CommitteeReports/MajorityReport/32376
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/MeasureVotes?id=524885

Bill Comments