Health insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. (SB605)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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 incorporates SB 654 and is identical to HB 840. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104766D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Incorporates SB654 (Boysko)
01/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20106265D-S1
01/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/22/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB605)
01/28/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB605S1)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106265D-S1
01/30/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/30/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB605ES1
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20106265D-ES1
01/31/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB605ES1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/18/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB605ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB605ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/04/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 215 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0215)