Health insurance; proton radiation therapy coverage decisions. (HB978)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; proton radiation therapy coverage decisions. Prohibits health insurance policies and plans from holding proton radiation therapy to a higher standard of clinical evidence for benefit coverage decisions than is applied for other types of radiation therapy treatment. The measure applies to policies and plans that provide coverage for cancer therapy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102932D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB978)
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
01/28/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor
12/01/2016Left in Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1656.