Health insurance; step therapy protocols. (HB386)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; step therapy protocols. Requires carriers issuing health benefit plans to utilize certain clinical review criteria to establish step therapy protocols. The measure establishes clinical review criteria used to establish such protocols and requires carriers to establish a process by which a patient or provider may seek a step therapy override exception determination. The provisions of the measure shall apply to any health benefit plan delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102206D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB386)
01/31/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB386)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor