HB 1211 (see companion bill SB 5160) – Washington

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1211&Year=2017

PRESCRIPTION DRUG INSURANCE CONTINUITY OF CARE: Prohibits an issuer from denying continued coverage or increasing the copayment or coinsurance amount for a prescription drug to a medically stable enrollee under the following circumstances: the drug had previously been covered by the plan for the enrollee’s medical condition during the enrollee’s current plan year; a participating provider continues to prescribe the drug for the enrollee’s medical condition and the drug is a maintenance medication or for the treatment of a chronic condition; the drug is appropriately prescribed and is considered safe and effective for treating the enrollee’s medical condition; and the enrollee continues to be enrolled in the plan.

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