Health carriers; services provided by nurse practitioners. (HB1640)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patrons Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), and Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health carriers; nurse practitioners. Requires health insurers and health services plan providers whose policies or contracts cover services that may be legally performed by licensed nurse practitioners to provide equal coverage for such services when rendered by a licensed nurse practitioner. The bill contains an enactment that exempts the measure from the requirement that the Health Insurance Reform Commission review any legislative measure containing a mandated health insurance benefit or provider. The bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2019. Amends § 38.2-3408, § 38.2-4221, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/20/2019: Passed the General Assembly


11/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100868D
11/26/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1640)
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB1640E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19100868D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1640E)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Passed Senate
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1640ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1640ER)
02/19/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019

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