Medicaid; program information, accessibility on every state agency or local government website. (HB987)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Irene Shin (D-Herndon)

Progress

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

Description

Medicaid; program information; accessibility. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to require every person that provides program information to ensure that all program information, defined in the bill, be made available in a manner that is accessible to (i) individuals with limited English proficiency through the provision of language access services, including oral interpretation and written translations, and (ii) individuals with disabilities through the provision of auxiliary aids services, when doing so is a reasonable step to providing meaningful access to health care coverage. The bill provides that language access services and auxiliary aids services shall be provided free of charge to such individuals and that information regarding how to receive the language access services and auxiliary aids services shall be included with program information documents on a website maintained by the Department of Medical Assistance Services and on the website of every agency of the Commonwealth that disseminates program information. The bill also requires every person that makes program information available to use an objective readability measure approved by the Department to test the readability of its program information documents and requires such persons to make program information documents available to the Department for review upon request. Under current law, use of a specific readability formula is required and a minimum total readability score is prescribed. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103932D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB987)
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/08/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB987E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22103932D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB987E)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
03/01/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Reading of amendments waived
03/08/2022Committee amendments agreed to
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/08/2022Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Enrolled
03/11/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB987ER)
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB987ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB987ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 775 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775)

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