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First bills of 2019 session pass in West Virginia Senate, House of Delegates

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Delegate Patrick McGeehan, R-Hancock, speaks in favor of a bill making appeals to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals a matter of right.
(West Virginia Legislative Photography photo)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A week after the start of the 2019 West Virginia Legislature, the Senate and House of Delegates are already passing bills.

On Wednesday, the House unanimously passed two bills.

One, House Bill 2531, provides regulations for prior authorizations, requirements for doctors to contact insurance companies and receive approval before prescribing certain medications. The other, HB 2164, clarifies that appeals to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals are a matter of right.

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