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    Document Summary
    - Report Published -

    Report Document No. 45
    PUBLICATION YEAR 2017

    Document Title
    Step Therapy Protocols Report on Senate Bill 331 [2016] and Senate Bill 332 [2016]

    Author
    Health Insurance Reform Commission

    Enabling Authority
    Rule 20 o. of the Rules of the Senate of Virginia

    Executive Summary
    Senate Bill 331, introduced by Senator Bill DeSteph, Senate Bill 332, introduced by Senator DeSteph and House Bill 362, introduced by Delegate Glenn Davis, all propose requiring a process for the granting of an override to the step therapy protocol when the treating physician believes it to be necessary. HB 362 and SB 332 apply to all prescription drugs and require no protocol for patients who either satisfied the protocol or were granted an override. HB 362 was passed by indefinitely with a letter in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on a vote of 15-0. SB 332 was passed by indefinitely with a letter in the House Commerce and Labor Committee on a vote of 15-0. SB 331 applies to psychiatric medications only. This bill was passed by indefinitely with a letter in the House Commerce and Labor Committee on a vote of 15-0.