Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. (SB1116)

Introduced By

Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the cost of prosthetic devices and components. The measure also requires that the health insurance plan for state employees include coverage for the cost of prosthetic devices and components. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098364336
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1116)
01/28/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Read second time
01/29/2009Reading of amendments waived
01/29/2009Amendments by Senator Quayle agreed to
01/29/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1116E
01/29/2009Printed as engrossed 098364336-E
01/30/2009Passed by for the day
02/02/2009Passed by for the day
02/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1116E)
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee substitute printed 090231336-H1
02/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1116H1)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090231336-H1
02/24/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1116H1
02/24/2009Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Title replaced 090231336-H1
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1116ER)
03/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1116ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 838 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Passed by temporarily
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB1116ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 839 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0839)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB1116ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1977.


SB1116 writes:

Please vote yes for SB1116. The cost is only $2 per year for prosthetic coverage! No one anticipates losing a limb. Insurance companies will cover the cost of removing a limb, but not providing you with a safe prosthetic. Please support this bill!!!

Alison Hymes writes:

This bill must pass. Children and adults use prosthetics and they are very expensive. Children if lucky can go to a Shriner's Hospital but adults can not. Do we really want to tell people they have to do without a prosthetic limb because it might cost the state 60,000 dollars all told?

Alison Hymes writes:

The amendment waters this down to "offered and made available" which is quite different to "required". What a shame.