A bill that would have required insurance companies to pay for out-of-network care for Nevadans living more than 25 miles from an in-network provider was gutted Wednesday after the sponsor described it as unworkable as written.
Senate Bill 259, which was introduced on Monday, would allow doctors licensed in other jurisdictions to practice in Nevada under a provisional six-month license while the medical licensing boards consider their applications.
The suicide rate among Nevada teenagers and children nearly doubled between 2017 and 2018, according to the state’s Office of Suicide Prevention.
Pharmacy benefit managers — businesses that act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and pharmacies — wouldn’t be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers about lower-cost drugs if a new bill passes.
A bill before the Nevada Legislature would require licensing for community-based living arrangements, the group homes which came under fire last year for housing the mentally ill in filthy conditions.