Health insurance; mandated coverage for enteral formulas necessitated by short bowel syndrome. (SB866)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; mandated coverage for enteral formulas necessitated by short bowel syndrome. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage, under a policy, contract, or plan that provides prescription drug coverage, for the cost of enteral formulas for home use by covered individuals who suffer from short bowel syndrome. Coverage applies if the covered individual's physician issues an order stating that the enteral formula is clearly medically necessary and has been proven effective as a treatment regimen for the covered individual and that the enteral formula is the primary source of nutrition. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101790D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB866)
01/21/2013Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)