Health insurance; authorization of drug prescribed by psychiatrist. (HB348)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; authorization of drug prescribed by psychiatrist. Requires that any provider contract between a carrier and a participating health care provider with prescriptive authority, or its contracting agent, provide that no prior authorization is required for any drug prescribed by a psychiatrist, if (i) the drug is a covered benefit, (ii) the prescription does not exceed the FDA-labeled dosages, and (iii) the drug is prescribed consistent with the regulations of the Board of Medicine. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/01/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103588D
01/01/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB348)
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB348)
01/30/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB348)
02/04/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 1-N)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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