Health insurance; coverage for donated human breast milk. (SB1650)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; coverage for donated human breast milk. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for expenses incurred in the provision of pasteurized donated human breast milk. The requirement applies if the covered person is an infant under the age of six months, the milk is obtained from a human milk bank that meets quality guidelines established by the Department of Health, and a licensed medical practitioner has issued an order for an infant who satisfies certain criteria. The measure applies to policies, contracts, and plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2020. The measure also requires the state plan for medical assistance services to include a provision for payment of medical assistance services incurred in the provision of pasteurized donated human breast milk. Amends § 32.1-325, § 38.2-4319, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103542D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1650)
01/31/2019Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2049.

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