Sen. Doris Turner

Filed: 4/8/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1623 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by by
5adding Section 5-5.12d as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/5-5.12d new)
7    Sec. 5-5.12d. Prescription drugs for mental illness; no
8utilization or prior approval mandates. Notwithstanding any
9other provision of this Code to the contrary, for the purpose
10of removing barriers to the timely treatment of serious mental
11illnesses, insurance cost containment prior authorization
12mandates and insurance utilization management controls shall
13not be imposed under the fee-for-service and managed care
14medical assistance programs on any FDA approved prescription
15drug that is recognized by a generally accepted standard
16medical reference as effective in the treatment of conditions



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1specified in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
2of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric