Reproductive health services; health benefit plans to cover costs of specified health care services. (SB1132)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reproductive health services. Requires health benefit plans to cover the costs of specified health care services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures related to reproductive health, including (i) contraception and women's preventive health services identified by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the women's preventive services initiative as of January 1, 2017; (ii) screening to determine whether counseling and testing related to the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations is indicated and testing and genetic counseling related to the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations if indicated; (iii) abortion to the extent permitted by applicable law; and (d) voluntary sterilization. The health benefit plan requirements become effective when a plan is delivered, issued for delivery, reissued, or extended in the Commonwealth on and after January 1, 2020, or at any time thereafter when any term of the health benefit plan is changed or any premium adjustment is made. The measure also requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of the costs of a reproductive health care program providing reimbursement for medically necessary reproductive health care services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures for eligible individuals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102426D
12/29/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19104355D-S1
01/31/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (4-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor committee on 08/21/2019. It meets on Monday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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