Health insurance; coverage for colorectal cancer screening. (HB238)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Destiny LeVere Bolling (D-Glen Allen), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Chad Green (R-Newport News), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for colorectal cancer screening. Requires health insurers to provide coverage for examinations and laboratory tests related to colorectal cancer screening in accordance with the most recently published recommendations established by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for colorectal cancer screening for which a rating of A or B is in effect with respect to the individual involved. The bill requires such coverage to include coverage of a follow-up colonoscopy after a positive noninvasive stool-based screening test or direct visualization screening test. The bill prohibits such coverage from being subject to any deductible, coinsurance, or any other cost-sharing requirements for services received from participating providers. The provisions of the bill apply to individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies, individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts, or health care plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in the Commonwealth on and after January 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation is not expected to have a state fiscal impact.

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Bill Has Passed


01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101094D
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/15/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB238)
01/30/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Committee substitute printed 24106386D-H1
02/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB238H1)
02/05/2024Read first time
02/06/2024Read second time
02/06/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106386D-H1
02/06/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB238H1
02/07/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB238ER)
02/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB238ER)
02/27/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/28/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 181 (effective 7/1/24)
03/28/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0181)

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