2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lambert
PDL - Patient Protections

Item 326 #6s

Item 326 #6s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $2,500,000 FY2006 $2,500,000 GF
FY2005 $2,500,000 FY2006 $2,500,000 NGF

Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,057,098,577" and insert "$4,062,098,577".
Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,428,632,619" and insert "$4,433,632,619".
Page 258, line 42, after "4." insert "A."
Page 258, line 46, after "supply" insert:
"and a co-payment shall not be charged to the recipient"
Page 258, line 51, delete the first "and"
Page 258, line 55, after "material" insert:  
"; and (v) written notice, describing the action taken, recipient responsibilities and appeal rights, delivered by the pharmacy to recipients when a prescription is not filled or a 72-hour supply is provided."
Page 258, after line 55, insert:
"B.  In developing the Preferred Drug List program, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall ensure that (i) prior authorization for a current medication shall be granted upon the request of the physician if a change in the patient's medication may cause deterioration of the patient's condition; (ii) therapeutic classes in which there is only one drug in the therapeutic class shall not be restricted by the program; (iii) all medications used for the treatment of mental illness, including anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications; and (iv) medications used for the treatment of cancer such as chemotherapeutic agents, antiemetics, and pain medications shall not be subject to prior authorization."

(This amendment modifies implementation of the preferred drug list by adding patient protections.)