SB17-190 - Insurance Carrier Fees Noncovered Dental Services

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning prohibiting a carrier from setting fees for a dental service that is not paid for by the carrier.

The bill prohibits a contract between a carrier and a dentist from requiring a dentist to provide services to a covered person at a fee set by, or subject to the approval of, the carrier unless:


  • The services are covered services under the person's policy; and
  • The carrier provides payment for the service under the person's policy in an amount that is reasonable and not nominal or de minimis.

The bill authorizes a dentist to charge a covered person for noncovered items or services in any amount determined by the dentist and agreed to by the patient if the amount is equal to, or less than, the usual and customary amount that the dentist charges individuals who are not enrolled for such items and services.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: April 24, 2017
04/24/2017 - Governor Signed
04/20/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/20/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/04/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/03/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/30/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/03/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
03/02/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/02/2017 - Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
03/01/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/28/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/27/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/24/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/22/2017 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/14/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services