Governor Newsom Signs SB 855 Into Law, Requiring Health Plans Cover Medically Necessary Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

By Alex Ruf SB 855 (Wiener), as amended  August 24, 2020, and as it applies to the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), adds sections 1367.045 and 1374.721, and repeals and adds section 1374.72, to the Health and Safety Code Continue reading

California Department of Insurance is Potentially Impacted by Package of Bills Which Propose Additional Medical Insurance Coverage Requirements for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

By Brittany Hodgson On January 14, 2020, California Senators introduced two bills, both sponsored by the Kennedy Forum and Steinberg Institute, aimed at improving patient access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment: SB 854 (Beall), as introduced, would Continue reading