PANDAS/PANS awareness
HEALTH – States findings of the Legislature, directs the Department of Insurance to collect certain data, and recognizes October 9, 2024, as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day.

RS31291 / HCR027

Some insurers in Idaho cover medically necessary IVIG treatment from PANDAS/PANS. Some, however, deny this coverage for potentially outdated reasons; this failure to cover this medically necessary treatment is leading to brain, behavioral and other health problems for some of the approximately 400 Idaho children who need and can benefit from IVIG treatment. Because some insurers cover IVIG treatment and some don’t, market distortions are increasingly placing the coverage burden on a subset of providers. This is leading to market failure and one that is jeopardizing the health and safety of a few hundred Idaho children.

for children who suffer

This resolution does two things.

First, it calls for the Department of Insurance to work with leaders of the private insurance industry to address this market failure by ensuring needed coverage throughout the market and reporting back to the legislature before next session.

Second, it declares October 9 of this year to be PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day in Idaho.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government, nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government, therefore the legislation has no fiscal impact. The Department of Insurance can conduct this consultation and analysis with current staff.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/15 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/16 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
02/26 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/27 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/28 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/29 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/01 Read Third Time in Full – ADOPTED - 50-14-6
AYES – Achilles, Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew(Hansen), Cornilles, Crane(12)(Crane), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Healey, Hill, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Skaug, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Barbieri, Ehardt, Gallagher, Hawkins, Holtzclaw, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Price, Scott, Tanner, Wisniewski, Young
Absent – Andrus, Cannon, Clow, Erickson, Palmer, Shepherd
Floor Sponsor - Mathias
Title apvd - to Senate
03/04 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/04 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Health & Welfare
03/14 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; to 10th order; held one legislative day
03/15 Retained on calendar
03/18 Read in full – ADOPTED – voice vote
Floor Sponsor – Taylor
Title apvd – to House
03/19 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/19 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/20 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/20 Signed by President; returned to House
03/21 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Secretary of State
03/21 Delivered to Secretary of State at 10:40 a.m. on March 21, 2024