Mail order pharmacy; insurer not limited to a single provider for services. (HB116)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pharmacy benefits; freedom of choice.  Authorizes accident and sickness insurers proposing to issue preferred provider policies or contracts and health maintenance organizations providing health care plans to select a single mail order pharmacy provider as an exclusive provider of mail order pharmacy services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101117D
01/05/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2010Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/21/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Committee substitute printed 10104425D-H1
01/25/2010Read first time
01/26/2010Read second time
01/26/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104425D-H1
01/26/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB116H1
01/27/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB116H1)
02/11/2010Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/22/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read third time
02/25/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB116ER)
03/03/2010Signed by Speaker
03/06/2010Signed by President
03/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB116ER)
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 357 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0357)


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 25 seconds.


Jack F., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Many older people can not handle mail order pharmacies. This is a very bad idea and a gift to the insurance companies.