Health insurance; coverage for breast cancer screenings, mammography facilities. (HB1243)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for breast cancer screenings; mammography facilities to provide extended hours. Expands health insurance coverage requirements that currently include only mammogram screenings to include diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging. The bill requires that coverage for diagnostic mammograms be no less favorable than coverage for screening mammograms and provides that expanded coverage shall not be subject to any cost-sharing requirements. The bill also requires certain mammogram facilities certified pursuant to the federal Mammogram Quality Standards Act to provide extended hours for screening mammography services. Requirements for these extended hours and the potential to obtain a waiver under certain circumstances are included in the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103483D
01/19/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1243)
01/27/2022Tabled in Commerce and Energy (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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