RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) -- The Virginia House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a bill that will allow women to receive a full year of birth control pills from a pharmacist once prescribed by a doctor.
Only one delegate voted against HB 2267, that's sponsored by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, D- Springfield.
The bill states that "any health benefit plan that is amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2018, that provides coverage for hormonal contraceptives to cover up to a 12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives when dispensed or furnished at one time for a covered person or at a location licensed or otherwise authorized to dispense drugs or supplies."
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
(© 2017 WVEC)