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Relating to covered benefits under the child health plan.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated in the 2020-21 biennium. Savings may increase and become significant in future years.
HB 800 would amend Section 62.151, Health and Safety Code, to state the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) must provide as covered benefits prescription contraceptive drugs or devices approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The child health plan may provide as covered benefits prescription contraceptive drugs or devices for an enrolled child younger than 18 years of age for the purpose of primary and preventive reproductive health care only if the prescribing health care provider receives written consent for the prescription from the enrolled child ’s parent, guardian, or managing conservator.