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HB 1713 Essential health benefits; abortion coverage.

Introduced by: Sally L. Hudson | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Essential health benefits; abortion coverage. Removes the prohibition on the provision of coverage for abortions in any qualified health insurance plan that is sold or offered for sale through a health benefits exchange established or operating in Virginia.

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HB 1704 Health insurance; coverage for case management services and peer support services.

Introduced by: Kaye Kory | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Health insurance; coverage for case management services and peer support services. Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans to provide coverage for (i) case management services that are prescribed by a licensed physician for a covered individual who has a primary diagnosis of a substance abuse disorder and (ii) peer support services for any covered person who has a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder other than substance abuse disorder.

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HB 1682 Health benefit plans; coding for adverse childhood experiences.

Introduced by: Ibraheem S. Samirah | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Health benefit plans; coding for adverse childhood experiences. Requires any carrier that offers a health benefit plan that provides coverage for screening of covered persons for adverse childhood experiences that may impact a patient's physical or mental health or the provision of health care services to such patient to utilize a coding system that enrolls a code for

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HB 1670 Board of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; cannabis oil.

Introduced by: Israel D. O'Quinn | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Board of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; cannabis oil. Replaces the definitions of cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil with a definition for cannabis oil. The bill allows pharmaceutical processors to acquire industrial hemp grown and processed in Virginia from a registered industrial hemp dealer or processor and allows a pharmaceutical processor to process and formulate industrial hemp with cannabis plant extract into an allowable dosage.

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HB 1659 Health insurance; carrier contracts with pharmacy benefits managers.

Introduced by: Christopher T. Head | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Health insurance; carrier contracts with pharmacy benefits managers. Prohibits a health insurance carrier from entering into, amending, renewing, or extending a contract with a pharmacy benefits manager unless such contract contains provisions prohibiting the pharmacy benefits manager or his representative from reimbursing a pharmacy or pharmacist an amount less than the amount that the pharmacy benefits manager reimburses a pharmacy benefits manager affiliate for providing the same pharmacist services, calculated on a per-unit basis using the same product identifier or code number and reflecting all drug manufacturer's rebates, direct and indirect administrative fees, and costs and any remuneration. The bill applies to contracts entered into, amended, renewed, or extended on and after July 1, 2021.

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HB 1649 Health care; decision making; end of life; penalties.

Introduced by: Kaye Kory | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Health care; decision making; end of life; penalties. Allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal condition to request and an attending health care provider to prescribe a self-administered controlled substance for the purpose of ending the patient's life in a humane and dignified manner. The bill requires that a patient's request for a self-administered controlled substance to end his life must be given orally on two occasions and in writing, signed by the patient and one witness, and that the patient be given an express opportunity to rescind his request at any time. The bill makes it a Class 2 felony (i) to willfully and deliberately alter, forge, conceal, or destroy a patient's request, or rescission of request, for a self-administered controlled substance to end his life with the intent and effect of causing the patient's death; (ii) to coerce, intimidate, or exert undue influence on a patient to request a self-administered controlled substance for the purpose of ending his life or to destroy the patient's rescission of such request with the intent

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HB 1606 Hospitals; notice and consent; out-of-network providers.

Introduced by: Mark L. Cole (by request) | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Hospitals; notice and consent; out-of-network providers. Requires every hospital to notify patients when any service associated with a nonemergency procedure, test, or service to be provided by the hospital will be provided by an out-of-network provider and to obtain written consent to the provision of such service by such out-of-network provider prior to performing such procedure, test, or service

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SB 983 Certificate of public need; definition of “medical care facility.”

Introduced by: L. Louise Lucas | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Certificate of public need; definition of "medical care facility." Adds to the list of medical care facilities for which a certificate of public need is required any facility that has common ownership with an affiliated licensed hospital located within 35 miles of the facility and that includes, as part of the facility, a dedicated emergency department as defined in 42 C.F.R. ยง 489.24(b) that is subject to the requirements of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

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SB 976 Board of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; processing and dispensing cannabis oil.

Introduced by: David W. Marsden | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Board of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; processing and dispensing cannabis oil. Replaces the definitions of cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil with a definition for cannabis oil. The bill requires the Board of Pharmacy to establish a pharmacist-to-pharmacist-technician supervision ratio of one to eight for pharmaceutical processors. The bill allows practitioners to utilize telemedicine in evaluating and treating patients related to the issuance of written certifications for the use of cannabis oil. The bill permits pharmaceutical processors to establish up to five off-site dispensing locations

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