Chemotherapy; requirements for orally administered cancer drugs. (HB1273)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Access to oral chemotherapy medications; classification. Prescribed, orally administered medications necessary for the treatment of cancer shall be available on a basis no less favorable than coverage provided for intravenously administered or injected anticancer medications, regardless of formulation or benefit category determination by the insurer, corporation, or health maintenance organization. Prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications are currently available from health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose pharmaceutical benefit category determination provides coverage. This classification will apply to the state employees' health insurance plan and to the local choice health program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104507D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1273)
01/24/2012Referred from Commerce and Labor
01/24/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/31/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Committee substitute printed 12104867D-H1
01/31/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2012Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/09/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Committee substitute printed 12105362D-H2
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee substitute rejected 12104867D-H1
02/13/2012Appropriations Committee substitute rejected 12105362D-H2
02/13/2012Floor substitute printed 12105415D-H3 (Peace)
02/13/2012Substitute by Delegate Peace agreed to 12105415D-H3
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1273H3
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/27/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105589D-S1
02/27/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1273S1)
02/29/2012Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Read third time
03/02/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/02/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105589D-S1
03/02/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1273S1
03/02/2012Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Placed on Calendar
03/06/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105589D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1273ER)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1273ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
04/05/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 634 (effective 7/1/12)
04/05/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0634)


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 40 seconds.