H.B.3391. Relating to reproductive health care; and declaring an emergency.

Oregon House of Representatives
Last action 8 months ago
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Summary

                    Prepared By: Sandy Thiele-Cirka, LPRO Analyst.

WHAT THE MEASURE DOES:

Requires health benefit plan coverage of specified health care services, drugs, devices, products and procedures related to reproductive health. Allows exemption for plans sold to religious employers. Requires the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to implement a program to reimburse the costs of the services, drugs, devices, products and procedures relating to reproductive health provided to the individuals who can become pregnant and who would be eligible for medical assistance if not for certain federal requirements. Clarifies pharmacy claims reimbursement; aligns current statute to federal regulations and requires Health Evidence Review Commission to review the services provided in Section 2 and submit a report no later than November 1 of even-numbered years. Prohibits discrimination in provisions of health care coverage. Prohibits interference by public body in a consenting female's choice to terminate pregnancy. Prohibits public body's interference with health care provider terminating or assisting in termination of pregnancy of health care provider's patient, if the health care provider is acting within the scope of the provider's license. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
                
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                    ISSUES DISCUSSED:

- Current barriers to accessing reproductive care - Current out-of-pocket costs - Importance of women's reproductive preventive care - The need for insurance to provide coverage for reproductive exams - Impact to faith-based, not-for-profit health systems - Philosophical and religious perspectives - Concerns about First Amendment rights EFFECT OF AMENDMENT:

Clarifies pharmacy claims reimbursement; aligns current statute to federal regulations and requires Health Evidence Review Commission to review the services provided in Section 2 and submit a report no later than November 1 of even-numbered year.

BACKGROUND:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that "a woman’s reproductive system is a delicate and complex system in the body. It is important to take steps to protect it from infections and injury, and prevent problems—including some long-term health problems.” The ability of a woman to maintain the health of her reproductive system means having control of her health care, including annual examinations, mammograms and, if and when, to become pregnant.

Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years, which are the years they are able to have children. There are several safe and effective methods of birth control (contraception) available HB 3391 A STAFF MEASURE SUMMARY This Summary has not been adopted or officially endorsed by action of the committee. 2 of 2 to prevent pregnancy. These include: intrauterine contraception, hormonal and barrier methods and permanent birth control (sterilization). The effective use of contraception can significantly reduce the chances of having an unintended pregnancy and enable a woman to take steps to stay healthy for future pregnancy.
                

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Actions

  • Chapter 721, (2017 Laws): Effective date August 15, 2017.

    Fri, Aug 18th 2017
  • Governor signed.

    Tue, Aug 15th 2017
  • President signed.

    Tue, Jul 18th 2017
  • Speaker signed.

    Mon, Jul 10th 2017
  • Dembrow declared potential conflict of interest by unanimous consent.

    Wed, Jul 5th 2017
  • Third reading. Carried by Devlin, Steiner Hayward. Passed.

    Wed, Jul 5th 2017
  • Motion to refer to Rules to adopt the -B11 amendment failed.

    Wed, Jul 5th 2017
  • Second reading.

    Tue, Jul 4th 2017
  • Recommendation: Do pass the B-Eng. bill.

    Tue, Jul 4th 2017
  • Referred to Ways and Means.

    Mon, Jul 3rd 2017
  • First reading. Referred to President's desk.

    Mon, Jul 3rd 2017
  • Bill passed.

    Sat, Jul 1st 2017
  • Third Reading. Carried by Fahey. Motion to refer to Ways and Means failed.

    Sat, Jul 1st 2017
  • Second reading.

    Fri, Jun 30th 2017
  • Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed B-Engrossed.

    Fri, Jun 30th 2017
  • Work Session held.

    Thu, Jun 29th 2017
  • Returned to Full Committee.

    Wed, Jun 28th 2017
  • Public Hearing and Work Session held.

    Wed, Jun 28th 2017
  • Assigned to Subcommittee On Human Services.

    Mon, Jun 26th 2017
  • Referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.

    Wed, Apr 19th 2017
  • Recommendation: Do pass with amendments, be printed A-Engrossed, and be referred to Ways and Means by prior reference.

    Wed, Apr 19th 2017
  • Work Session held.

    Fri, Apr 14th 2017
  • Public Hearing held.

    Wed, Mar 15th 2017
  • Referred to Health Care with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

    Fri, Mar 10th 2017
  • First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

    Thu, Mar 9th 2017