Health insurance; coverage for donated human breast milk, effective date. (SB344)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Health insurance; coverage for donated human breast milk. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for expenses incurred in the provision of pasteurized donated human breast milk. The requirement applies if the covered person is an infant under the age of six months, the milk is obtained from a human milk bank that meets quality guidelines established by the Department of Health, and a licensed medical practitioner has issued an order for an infant who satisfies certain criteria. The measure applies to policies, contracts, and plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2024. The measure also requires the state plan for medical assistance services to include a provision for payment of medical assistance services incurred in the provision of pasteurized donated human breast milk. The bill requires the Department of Health to establish quality guidelines for human milk banks that operate, sell, distribute, or collect milk in Virginia by July 1, 2023. The provisions of the bill other than the requirement for the Department of Health to establish quality guidelines have a delayed enactment of July 1, 2023. This bill is a recommendation of the Health Insurance Reform Commission. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102485D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB344)
01/31/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB344)
02/07/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N)
02/08/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/10/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB344E
02/10/2022Printed as engrossed 22102485D-E
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB344E)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
03/03/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Tabled in Commerce and Energy (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB726.

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