2021 Uncodified Acts

2021 Virginia Uncodified Acts
10/23/2021

CHAPTER 476

An Act to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to deem testing for, treatment of, and vaccination against COVID-19 to be emergency services.

[H 2124]

Approved March 31, 2021

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That, during a public health emergency related to COVID-19 declared by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall deem testing for, treatment of, and vaccination against COVID-19 to be emergency services for which payment may be made pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1396b(v).

2. That the provisions of this act shall not become effective unless the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration COVID-19 Uninsured Program (the Program), which is identified by Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.461, no longer funds claims reimbursement, whether due to termination of the Program or exhaustion of federal funds for the Program.