Health insurance; coverage for prostate cancer screening. (HB477)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for prostate cancer screening. Updates the current mandated requirement for health care coverage companies (including health insurers and HMOs), the health care coverage plan for state employees, and the state plan for Medicaid that provides coverage for one PSA test in a 12-month period to persons age 50 and over and to persons age 40 and over who are at high risk for prostate cancer according to American Cancer Society Guidelines such that the new coverage requirement is for prostate cancer screening that includes the current test and the current guidelines. The updated coverage begins January 1, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102914D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB477)
01/27/2022Tabled in Commerce and Energy (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)