Direct primary care agreements. (SB627)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patrons Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Direct primary care agreements. Provides that the Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply to direct primary care agreements. The measure further provides that (i) a direct primary care practice is not be subject to the jurisdiction of the State Corporation Commission (SCC) and is not required to obtain a certificate of authority or license to market, sell, or offer to sell a direct primary care agreement; (ii) entering into a direct primary care agreement shall not be considered to be engaging in the business of insurance; and (iii) a direct primary care agreement is not a contract of insurance and is not subject to regulation by the SCC. The bill defines a direct primary care agreement as an agreement entered into between a health care provider and an individual patient under which the provider charges a predetermined fee as consideration for providing primary care to the patient, subject to certain conditions. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/15/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104036D
01/15/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB627)
02/15/2016Committee substitute printed to Web only 16104924D-S1
02/15/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB627S1)
12/02/2016Left in Commerce and Labor