2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Medicaid Preferred Drug List Exempt Meds. (language only)

Item 325 #8h

Item 325 #8h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 322, line 56, after "ZZ.", insert "1.".
Page 322, after line 23, insert:
"2. Medicaid recipients shall have unrestricted access to the medically necessary prescription drugs for the treatment of:  (i) mental illness, including but not limited to, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; (ii) diabetes; or (iii) cancer.  Unrestricted access means that prescription drugs for these conditions shall not be subject to a retroactive approval process, a restrictive formulary, the Preferred Drug List program, or therapeutic substitution."

(This amendment adds language exempting certain drugs used to treat serious mental illness, diabetes, or cancer from the Medicaid Preferred Drug List program.)