- Report Published -
|Minimum Hospital Stay for Mastectomy Patients (House Bill 2020, 1997)|
|Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits|
|The House Committee on Corporations, Insurance and Banking referred House Bill 2020 to the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits (Advisory Commission) during the 1997 Session of the General Assembly. House Bill 2020 was patroned by Delegate Phillip Hamilton.|
The Advisory Commission held a public hearing on June 17, 1997 in Richmond to receive comments. Three speakers addressed the proposal. In addition to the patron, a representative from the Virginia Chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS) spoke in favor of the bill. Written testimony in favor of the bill was received from two physicians and nine interested parties. Representatives from the Virginia Association of Health Maintenance Organizations (VAHMO) spoke in opposition to the bill. Written testimony in opposition to the bill was received from VAHMO, the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA), the Virginia Chamber of Commerce (VCC), and Trigon BlueCross BlueShield (Trigon).
The Advisory Commission concluded its review of House Bill 2020 on July 29, 1997.