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HB 262 (BR 1305) - J. Greer, F. Steele, J. Carney, M. Cherry, L. Combs, W. Coursey, J. DeCesare, M. Dossett, T. Edmonds, D. Floyd, K. Hall, B. Housman, M. King, T. Moore, J. Richards, K. Sinnette, T. Thompson, T. Turner, D. Watkins

     AN ACT relating to prescription drugs.
     Amend KRS 315.400 to exclude "interpharmacy medication exchange" from the definition of "wholesale distributor"; amend KRS 304.17A-515 to include Medicaid managed care plans operating in the Commonwealth as a part of a "managed care plan" for purposes of that section; amend KRS 205.6312 to state that the copayments for a prescription or over-the-counter drug shall be $1 for generic drugs, $2 for preferred brand name drugs, and $3 for non-preferred brand name drugs; state that these copayments shall not be deducted from a reimbursement due from a Medicaid or a Medicaid managed care organization, but shall be in addition to such reimbursement; state that the copayment requirements shall apply to all Medicaid managed care organization contracting with the cabinet; amend KRS 304.17A-17A-625 to conform.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except delete the amendments to KRS 304.17A-515 and KRS 304.17A-625; amend KRS 205.6312 to provide that the copayments established in Section 2, subsection (6) shall be the minimum copayment; delete reference to Medicaid from the copayment reimbursement requirement; exempt a Medicaid managed care organization from the copayment reimbursement requirement if the organization charged and deducted the copayment from reimbursement on January 1, 2012; provide that the copayment requirements shall not apply to a Medicaid managed care organization participating in a Section 115 Waiver Demonstration Project in accordance with Section 1115 of the federal Social Security Act; EMERGENCY.

     Jan 17-introduced in House
     Jan 18-to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 8-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 10, 2012
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Feb 16-reassigned to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 8-recommitted to Health & Welfare (S)

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