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HB 395/HM (BR 1078) - A. Wuchner, T. Thompson, R. Crimm

     AN ACT relating to synchronization of prescription refills.
     Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304-17 to permit patients who suffer from chronic illnesses, in consultation with their medical providers, to elect a day of the month to purchase all of their medications; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Department for Medicaid Services to permit medication synchronization when part of a plan between provider, patient, and pharmacist.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except prohibit moving the prescription date of Schedule II and certain Schedule III drugs; amend provisions relating to public medical assistance to require a prorated daily cost-sharing rate if necessary; require certain dispensing fees to be related to the total number of prescriptions dispensed; prohibit moving of a Schedule II substance or certain Schedule III substances.

     Feb 13-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Feb 28-posted in committee
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11-recommitted to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Mar 17-posted in committee
     Mar 25-posting waived
     Mar 26-posted in committee

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