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

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), and Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


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. 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 and makes clear 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 »


01/21/2021: passed committee


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

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