Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (SB1693)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of any age. Currently, such coverage is required to be provided for individuals from age two through age 10. The provision applies with respect to insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans delivered, issued for delivery, reissued, or extended on or after January 1, 2020. Amends § 38.2-3418.17, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/18/2019: passed committee


01/14/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104506D
01/14/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1693)
01/28/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105191D-S1
01/28/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1693)
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105191D-S1
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1693S1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1693S1)
02/12/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2019Assigned App. sub: Compensation & Retirement
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read second time

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