01RS HB317


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HB 317/FN (BR 1332) - P. Bather, J. Barrows, J. Callahan, L. Clark, Ji. Lee, H. Moberly, J. Richards, G. Stumbo

     AN ACT relating to Medical assistance.
     Amend KRS 205.5631 to delete the definitions for "availability" and "new drug"; amend KRS 205.5634 to require the Department for Medicaid Services to consider the therapeutic effectiveness and cost in placing drugs on the prior authorization drug file; and repeal KRS 205.5632, which requires new drugs to be on the Medicaid nonprior authorized list for twelve (12) months and requires any drug of the same pharmacological category with a comparable clinical application, efficacy, safety, and cost to also be placed on the nonprior authorized drug file.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 19-reassigned to Appropriations and Revenue (H); posting waived
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 26, 2001
     Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 89-0
     Feb 28-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Health and Welfare (S)

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