06RS HB181


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HB 181 (BR 401) - S. Nunn, C. Hoffman, D. Owens

     AN ACT relating to prescription drugs.
     Amend KRS 315.200 to permit a refillable prescription for a drug that is not a controlled substance to be refilled up to two weeks prior to the expiration date of the current supply.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except permit a refill 7 days in advance; delete requirements for refills in advance under the Medicaid program.

     SCS - Retain original provisions; require health benefit plans that provide benefits for prescription drugs to include an exceptions policy or an override policy that provides coverage for the refill of a covered drug dispensed prior to the expiration of the insured's supply of the drug; require insurers to provide notice in existing written or electronic communications to pharmacies doing business with the insurer, the pharmacy benefit manager if applicable, and to the insured regarding the exceptions policy or override policy.

     Jan 3-introduced in House
     Jan 4-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 16, 2006
     Mar 1-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 6-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 22, 2006
     Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 23-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 24-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Friday, March 24, 2006; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 93-0
     Apr 10-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 21-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 213)

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