Human Resources Committee – Week 9, 2020


SF 2301 – Insurance Coverage for PANS/PANDAS treatment

SF 2301 requires a health carrier that offers individual, group or small group contracts, policies or plans that provide for third-party payment or prepayment to offer coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of PANS and PANDAS, as recommended by a health care professional for a covered person 18 or younger. PANS is pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome and PANDAS is pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. The bill requires coverage of intravenous immunoglobulin treatment or therapeutic plasma exchange for severe cases.
[3/10: 47-0 (Excused: Breitbach, Chapman, Feenstra)]