Health insurance; coverage for Lyme disease therapy. (SB1010)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for Lyme disease therapy. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations, whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for prescription drugs, to provide coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for a patient with Lyme disease when determined to be medically necessary and ordered by a licensed physician after making a thorough evaluation of the patient's symptoms, diagnostic test results, or response to treatment. The measure applies to policies, contracts, and plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


07/24/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100146D
07/24/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1010)
01/31/2019Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)