HD35 - Reimbursement for Pharmacists

  • Published: 2001
  • Author: Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits
  • Enabling Authority: Code of Virginia - § 9-298

Executive Summary:
House Bill 1050 was referred by the House Committee on Corporations, Insurance and Banking to the Advisory Commission for review and is patroned by Delegate Eric I. Cantor.

The Advisory Commission held a public hearing on October 4, 2000 to receive comments on House Bill 1050. In addition to the bill's chief patron, two citizens spoke in support of House Bill 1050. Representatives of Virginia Commonwealth University, Ukrops Grocery Stores, and Delegate Harvey Morgan also spoke in favor of House Bill 1050. Representatives of the Virginia Association of Health Plans (VAHP) and of the Health Insurance Association of America (HIM) spoke in opposition to House Bill 1050.

Written comments supporting House Bill 1050 were received from several pharmacists and pharmacy groups and one physician. Written comments opposing House Bill 1050 were received from the VAHP, HIAA, and Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield.