LOU LEG Postpartum Depression Ins

On May 23, LOU LEG enacted bill re postpartum depression coverage.

  • LOU LEG passed Bill SB 148 re health insurance coverage for postpartum depression.
  • Provided for application of step therapy and fail first protocols for postpartum drugs.
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Section (6) added to Louisiana Revised Statutes LOU INS 22:1053(C)(6), requirements for coverage of step therapy or fail first protocols in drugs for postpartum depression.
  • Authorizes a prescribing practitioner to request an override if coverage for prescription drug for postpartum depression is not indicated by the FDA on drug approved label.
  • Requires health coverage plans that restrict medications through step therapy or fail first protocol in order for prescribing practitioner to be able to request an override.
  • Legislative History
  • On Mar. 11, 2024, bill introduced in Senate; on May 20, 2024, bill passed in Senate.
  • On Apr. 24, 2024, bill introduced in House; on May 15, 2024, bill was passed in House.
  • On May 20, 2024, bill returned to Senate; on May 23, 2024, bill delivered to governor.
  • Effectiveness
  • If approved, bill becomes effective on Aug. 1, 2024
  • May 28, 2024 LOU LEG Governor Approval
  • On May 28, 2024, LOU LEG reported governor signed bill into law, assigned Act 301.

Regulators LOU LEG
Entity Types Ins
Reference Act 301, PR, 5/28/2024; Bill SB148, 5/23/2024; Citation: LOU INS 22:1053;
Functions Compliance; Financial; Legal; Product Administration
Countries United States of America
Products Insurance; Insurance-Health
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 5/23/2024
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 212964
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 5/28/2024
Report Section US Insurance

Last substantive update on 05/30/2024