Organ, eye, or tissue transplantation; discrimination prohibited. (HB1273)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)

Progress

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

Description

Organ, eye, or tissue transplantation; discrimination prohibited. Provides that an individual who is a candidate to receive an anatomical gift for organ, eye, or tissue transplantation and who is otherwise eligible to receive such gift shall not be deemed ineligible to receive an anatomical gift or denied services related to organ, eye, or tissue transplantation solely because of his physical, intellectual, developmental, or other disability. The bill also prohibits each insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-incurred basis; each corporation providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts; and each health maintenance organization providing a health care plan for health care services, whose policy, contract, or plan, including any certificate of evidence of coverage issued in connection with such policy, contract, or plan, includes coverage for services related to organ, eye, or tissue transplantation, including referral to a transplant center or specialist, inclusion on an organ, eye, or tissue transplantation waiting list, evaluation, surgery and related health care services, counseling, and post-transplantation treatment and services, from (i) denying coverage to a covered person solely on the basis of the person’s disability; (ii) denying a person eligibility or continued eligibility to enroll or to renew coverage under the policy, contract, or plan for the purpose of avoiding the requirements of the bill; (iii) penalizing a health care provider, reducing or limiting the reimbursement of a health care provider, or providing monetary or nonmonetary incentives to a health care provider to induce such health care provider to act in a manner inconsistent with the requirements of the bill; or (iv) reducing or limiting coverage for services related to organ, eye, or tissue transplantation, including referral to a transplant center or specialist, inclusion on an organ, eye, or tissue transplantation waiting list, evaluation, surgery and related health care services, counseling, and post-transplantation treatment and services. The bill applies to any such policy, contract, or plan delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in the Commonwealth on and after January 1, 2021. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100281D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1273)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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