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Bill Detail: SB23-176

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Title Protections For People With An Eating Disorder
Status Governor Signed (05/30/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Public Health
House Sponsors B. Bradley (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
L. Cutter (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/03/2023

The bill prohibits certain health benefit plans or the state medical
assistance program from utilizing the body mass index, ideal body weight,
or any other standard requiring an achieved weight when determining
medical necessity criteria or appropriate level of care for an individual
with a diagnosed eating disorder.
The bill prohibits a retail establishment from selling, transferring,
or otherwise furnishing dietary supplements for weight loss or
over-the-counter diet pills to any individual under 18 years of age without
a prescription.
The bill requires the behavioral health administration (BHA) to
promulgate rules concerning forced feeding tubes for individuals with an
eating disorder.
No later than July 1, 2024, the bill requires the BHA to require all
eating disorder treatment and recovery facilities to hold an appropriate
designation based on the level of care the facility provides.

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