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SB 73/HM (BR 77) - T. Buford

     AN ACT relating to requirements for preauthorization of non-formulary prescriptions.
     Amend KRS 304.17A-161 to define "preauthorization"; and create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS chapter 304 to establish requirements for pharmacy benefit managers to expedite the process of preauthorization of a non-formulary drug product.


     SCS/HM - Remove original provisions and require that the Pharmacy Benefit Manager contact the original prescribing physician for approval to cancel a preauthorization; adds an exemption for any scheduled drug from the provisions of this Act.
     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Allow the original prescribing physician to request an extension of a preauthorization; require that the Pharmacy Benefit Manager grant the extension.
     HCS/HM - Retain original provisions; add and amend KRS 304.17A-535 to require that any exceptions policy for a managed care plan shall include a process for prior approval of a drug to extend the approval for up to 30 days following expiration of the approval if requested by the prescribing provider of the drug; amend KRS 319C.010 to clarify definitions and substitute "analytic" for "analysis" where appropriate; change the name of the board that licenses practitioners of applied behavior analysis to the "Kentucky Behavior Analyst Licensing Board" and change "board" to "licensing board" in the definition list; delete the definition of "supervisee" and define "registered behavior technician" to conform to a new classification established by the national certification board; amend KRS 319C.020 to expand the behavior analysis terms that are protected by licensure; amend KRS 319C.030, 319C.040, 319C.050, 319C.060 and 319C.070 to conform to the definition changes; amend KRS 319C.080 to establish the licensing procedure and requirements for registered behavior technicians; amend KRS 319C.090 to conform to the definition changes; amend KRS 319C.100, 319C.110, 319C.120, 319C.130, and 319C.140 to conform; Sections 1 and 2 effective January 1, 2015; Sections 7 to 13 effective September 15, 2014.
     HCA (1/Title, J. Greer) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 13-introduced in Senate
     Jan 15-to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 14
     Mar 14-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute ; 3rd reading, passed 30-4 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
     Mar 17-to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Mar 24-taken from Banking & Insurance (H); 1st reading; returned to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Mar 25-taken from Banking & Insurance (H); 2nd reading; returned to Banking & Insurance (H); posting waived
     Mar 26-posted in committee; reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 28-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 31-received in Senate

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