Hormonal contraceptives; payment of medical assistance for 12-month supply. (SB1227)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from 25 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State plan for medical assistance; payment of medical assistance; 12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance a provision for the payment of medical assistance for the dispensing or furnishing of up to a 12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives at one time for Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) enrollees. The bill prohibits the Department of Medical Assistance Services from imposing any utilization controls or other forms of medical management limiting the supply of hormonal contraceptives that may be dispensed or furnished to an amount less than a 12-month supply. The bill provides that the bill shall not be construed to (i) require a provider to prescribe, dispense, or furnish a 12-month supply of self-administered hormonal contraceptives at one time or (ii) exclude coverage for hormonal contraceptives as prescribed by a prescriber, acting within his scope of practice, for reasons other than contraceptive purposes. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101488D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1227)
01/19/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/26/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/28/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1227E
01/28/2021Printed as engrossed 21101488D-E
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1227E)
01/29/2021Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/16/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/16/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200064D-H1
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1227H1)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200064D-H1
02/19/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1227H1
02/19/2021Passed House with substitute (76-Y 23-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (76-Y 23-N)
02/23/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Title replaced 21200064D-H1
02/25/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1227ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1227ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 245 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0245)

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