2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid 34-day Supply of Medications (language only)

Item 325 #48c

Item 325 #48c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  The State Plan for Medical Assistance Services shall be amended pursuant to  the Administrative Process Act, § 2.2-4000 et seq., Code of Virginia, to place appropriate limits on the supply of medication to provide a maximum of a thirty-four day supply per prescription per patient.  For prescription orders whose quantity exceeds a 34-day supply, refills may be dispensed in sufficient quantity to fulfill the prescription order within the limits of federal and state laws and regulations.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall promulgate emergency regulations to implement the amendment, to become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)