Health insurance; mandated coverage for medically necessary amino acid-based elemental formulas. (HB615)

Introduced By

Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), and Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; required coverage for medically necessary amino acid-based elemental formulas. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the provision of medically necessary amino acid-based elemental formulas, regardless of delivery method, for the treatment of Immunoglobulin E and non-Immunoglobulin E mediated allergies to multiple food proteins, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, eosinophilic disorders, and impaired absorption of nutrients caused by disorders affecting the absorptive surface, functional length, and motility of the gastrointestinal tract. Coverage is also required for the diagnosis of such conditions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080096412
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2008Passed by in Commerce and Labor with letter
01/18/2008Impact statement from SCC (HB615)