Sununu Signs Bill For Year Supply of Birth Control Pills

Jul 6, 2018

New Hampshire State House.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR
 

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill into law to give women a full-year supply of birth control pills with a single prescription.

The bill lifts a three-month cap for contraceptive prescriptions, raising it to 12 months.

Doctors would prescribe 12 months of the medication and insurance carriers would be mandated to cover it without imposing co-pays.

The legislation was recommended by a study commission last year that included representation from the state's Nurses Association, Hospital Association and Pharmacists' Association. Prime sponsors of the bill included Sen. Donna Soucy, D-Manchester, and Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro.

Last month, Sununu signed a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives without a doctor's visit.