SB 577
Requires health benefit plans to establish equal out-of-pocket requirements for oral anticancer medications and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/18/2012 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 577-Goodman and Rupp, with SCS
Journal Page:
SCS SB 577
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 577 - Under this act, any health benefit plan that provides coverage and benefits for cancer chemotherapy treatment shall not require a higher copayment, deductible, or coinsurance amount for a prescribed, orally administered anticancer medication that is used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells than what the plan requires for an intravenously administered or injected cancer medication that is provided, regardless of formulation or benefit category determination by the health carrier administering the health benefit plan.

This act is similar to SB 262 (2011).