Health insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. (HB840)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for medicines to classify medically necessary formula and enteral nutrition products as medicine and to include coverage for medically necessary formula and enteral nutrition products for covered individuals requiring treatment for an inherited metabolic disorder. Such coverage is required to be provided on the same terms and subject to the same conditions imposed on other medicines covered under the policy, contract, or plan. The measure provides that the required coverage includes any medical equipment, supplies, and services that are required to administer the covered formula or enteral nutrition products. These requirements apply only to formula and enteral nutrition products that are furnished pursuant to the prescription or order of a physician or other health care professional qualified to make such prescription or order for the management of an inherited metabolic disorder and are used under medical supervision. This bill is identical to SB 605. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105024D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB840)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB840E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20105024D-E
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
02/04/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB840E)
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)
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB840ER)
02/25/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB840ER)
02/25/2020Signed by Speaker
02/26/2020Signed by President
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/03/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 3, 2020
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 214 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0214)