2009 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 579

File Code: Insurance - Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 341
Sponsored By:
Delegates Mizeur, Aumann, Barkley, Benson, Cane, Carr, Costa, Feldman, Frick, Guzzone, Hecht, Hubbard, Krysiak, Lafferty, Manno, McHale, Montgomery, Ramirez, Reznik, Robinson, Schuler, Tarrant, Taylor, and Rice
Entitled:
Prosthetic Parity Act

Synopsis:

Requiring insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for prosthetic devices, components of prosthetic devices, and repairs to prosthetic devices; prohibiting covered benefits from being subject to a specified copayment or coinsurance requirement; prohibiting insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from imposing a specified dollar maximum on specified coverage; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
2/6
First Reading Health and Government Operations
2/18
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
3/27
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
3/24
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/25
Third Reading Passed (125-10)
4/5
Returned Passed
Senate Action
3/28
First Reading Finance
3/31
Hearing 4/1 at 1:00 p.m.
4/7
Favorable Report by Finance
4/5
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
4/6
Third Reading Passed (45-2)
Action after passage in House and Senate
5/7
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 244

Sponsored by:

Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Prostheses

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 19-706 )
Insurance
( 15-820 , 15-844 )

Documents:

Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
House
Number: 706380/01     Offered on: March 27, 2009   at: 12:20 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
House
March 25, 2009: Third Reading Passed (125-10)
Senate
April 6, 2009: Third Reading Passed (45-2)