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HB 449/FN (BR 1104) - J. Greer, J. Stacy

     AN ACT relating to prescription drugs, and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 315.400 to exclude "interpharmacy medication exchange" from the definition of "wholesale distributor"; 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 unless 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 1115 Waiver Demonstration Project in accordance with Section 1115 of the federal Social Security Act; EMERGENCY.


     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Retain original provisions except require that the copayment provisions of the bill not become operational until July 1, 2014; delete language exempting an MCO participating in a Section 1115 Waiver Demonstration Project.

     Feb 19-introduced in House
     Feb 20-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 21-reassigned to Banking & Insurance (H); posted in committee
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 1, 2013
     Mar 1-3rd reading, passed 93-0
     Mar 4-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules

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