District of Columbia Employment Law Update – March 2018

District of Columbia

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Federal Law Conformity Act Amended

On February 21, 2018, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an emergency act (B 680) amending the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Federal Law Conformity Act. The amended act:

  • Requires insurers to authorize dispensing up to a 12-month supply of a self-administered hormonal contraceptive prescribed and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.
  • Provides certain employers with a religious exemption from, or accommodation for, the coverage of contraceptive products and services.
  • Requires insurers to provide information regarding coverage to enrollees and potential enrollees.

The law became effective on February 21, 2018 and expires May 21, 2018.

Read DC B 680