2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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DOC 340B Drug Prices

Item 420 #1c

Item 420 #1c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Public Safety
Institutions, Division of FY2003 $0 FY2004 ($800,000) GF

Page 400, line 31, strike "$214,145,205" and insert "$213,345,205".
Page 400, line 50, before "Included", insert "A."
Page 401, after line 6, insert:
"B. The Department of Corrections shall develop a relationship with a federally qualified 340B provider in order to access the Public Health Services Act (340B) drug discount pricing program for specified populations, including patients with HIV/AIDS, patients suffering from mental illness, and individuals with hemophilia.  The relationship shall be established such that the individuals will be considered “patients” of the 340B hospital in accordance with federal guidelines (see Federal Register Notice, "Patient and Entity Eligibility," October 24, 1996, p55157, Item (C))."

(This amendment requires the Department of Corrections to purchase certain drugs through a 340B provider to receive discount prices estimated to save the Commonwealth $800,000 in the second year. This is a recommendation of JLARC from its special report, "State Spending on Medical Supplies and Pharmaceuticals," in response to House Joint Resolution 773 of the 2001 General Assembly.)