- Report Published -
|Mandated Coverage for Infant Hearing Screenings|
|Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits|
|During the 1999 Session of the General Assembly, the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor referred 1999 Senate Bill 1043 (SB 1043) to the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits (Advisory Commission). Senate Bill 1043 is patroned by Senator J. Randy Forbes.|
The Advisory Commission held a hearing on June 1, 1999 in Richmond to receive public comments on SB 1043. In addition to the patron, seven speakers addressed the proposals. Representatives from the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology and Neck Surgery, the Virginia Speech and Hearing Association, the Children’s Hearing Association, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA), and two concerned citizens spoke in favor of the bill. In addition, written comments in support of the bill were provided by VHHA, the Children’s Hearing Foundation, the Children’s Hospital for King’s Daughters, and a concerned citizen. A representative of the Virginia Perinatal Association also provided comments on the bill.
The Advisory Commission concluded its review of SB 1043 on June 30, 1999.