1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Pharmacy Liaison Committee & Reports (language only)

Item 335 #15c

Item 335 #15c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 218, after line 3, insert:
"Q.  On July 1, 1998, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall implement continued enhancements to the prospective drug utilization review (pro-DUR) program.  The Department shall continue (i) the implementation of a disease state management program including physicians, pharmacists, and others deemed appropriate by the Department, and (ii) the Pharmacy Liaison Committee, as previously constituted. The Pharmacy Division of the Department shall continue to work with the Pharmacy Liaison Committee and the Prior Authorization Advisory Committee to implement the disease state management program and such other initiatives for the promotion of cost-effective services delivery as may be appropriate.  The Department shall report on the Pharmacy Liaison Committee's activities to the Board of Medical Assistance Services and to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than December 15 each year of the biennium."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)