Health insurance plans; preauthorization for drug benefits. (SB581)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance plans; preauthorization for drug benefits. Requires contracts between an insurance carrier and a participating health care provider that require the carrier's prior authorization of a drug benefit to include a provision that if a prior authorization request is denied, the provider has the right to a peer-to-peer review with a physician advisor or peer of the treating health care provider who represents the carrier. This provision applies to provider contracts entered into, amended, extended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103127D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB581)
01/29/2018Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)