Pharmacies; freedom of choice. (HB2219)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pharmacies; freedom of choice. Requires that no carrier, health maintenance organization, or pharmacy benefits manager shall prohibit a covered individual from selecting the pharmacy of his choice to furnish retail, mail order, or specialty pharmaceutical benefits under the covered individual's policy. The bill provides that no pharmacy that meets the terms and conditions of participation shall be precluded from obtaining a direct service agreement or participating provider agreement and that any request for such agreement by a pharmacy shall be acted upon by a carrier, health maintenance organization, or pharmacy benefits manager within 30 days of receiving the request. Under current law, some of these requirements apply to health maintenance organizations; those requirements are expanded in the bill. Read the Bill »


01/13/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Labor and Commerce Committee


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102194D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

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