Health insurance; coverage for mobile crisis response services and residential crisis units. (SB1347)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mental health benefits; coverage for mobile crisis response services and residential crisis stabilization units. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for mobile crisis response services, defined in the bill, and support and stabilization services provided in a residential crisis stabilization unit, defined in the bill, to the extent that such services are covered in other settings or modalities, regardless of any difference in billing codes. The bill requires the State Corporation Commission, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, to convene a stakeholder work group to examine network standards for mobile crisis response services and the current availability of mobile crisis response services in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the work group to make recommendations regarding (i) the definition and standards of care for mobile crisis response services and short-term residential crisis stabilization services as they apply to the commercial insurance market, including balance billing protections; (ii) the licensure or accreditation required for such services in the Commonwealth; and (iii) how cost-sharing and deductibles will be addressed as part of accessing such services for commercially insured individuals. The bill requires the Commission to report the findings of the work group to the Health Insurance Reform Commission and the Governor no later than September 1, 2023. This bill is identical to HB 2216. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103355D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1347)
02/06/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2023Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2023Read second time
02/07/2023Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2023Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2023Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1347E
02/07/2023Printed as engrossed 23103355D-E
02/07/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2023Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2023Placed on Calendar
02/10/2023Read first time
02/10/2023Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/13/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1347E)
02/16/2023Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Read second time
02/21/2023Read third time
02/21/2023Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2023Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1347ER)
02/24/2023Signed by President
02/24/2023Signed by Speaker
02/28/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1347ER)
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/22/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 187 (effective 1/1/24)
03/22/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 187 (effective 7/1/23)
03/22/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0187)

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