Pharmacies; freedom of choice by covered individual. (HB2219)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)

Progress

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

Description

Pharmacies; freedom of choice. Provides that no insurance carrier, corporation providing preferred provider subscription contracts, or health maintenance organization providing health care plans or its pharmacy benefits manager shall prohibit a covered individual from selecting the pharmacy of his choice to furnish 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, corporation, or organization or its pharmacy benefits manager within 60 days of receiving the request. Read the Bill »

Status

07/25/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance and Appropriations Committee

History

DateAction
01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102194D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/19/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2219)
01/28/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Committee substitute printed 21103810D-H1
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103810D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2219H1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2219H1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Enrolled
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2219ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2219ER)
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 229 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0229)

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