Health insurance; mental health parity, required report. (SB280)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Health insurance; mental health parity; required report. Codifies an existing requirement that the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance (the Bureau) make an annual report regarding claims information for mental health and substance use disorder benefits. The bill adds information regarding network adequacy to such report and requires the Bureau to submit the report to the House Committee on Commerce and Labor and the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor by September 1 of each year. The bill directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to conduct a third-party review of the Bureau's report. The bill requires JLARC, in conducting its review, to examine the information compiled by the Bureau from 2017 through 2020 and any other information it deems relevant and to report (i) its findings regarding mental health and substance abuse disorder benefits parity with medical and surgical benefits and access to mental health and substance abuse disorder services and (ii) its recommendations, if any, to the House Committee on Commerce and Labor, the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the Twenty-First Century by December 1, 2020. Read the Bill »

Status

02/25/2020: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103378D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB280)
02/09/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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