2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid P&T Committee Report on PDL (language only)

Item 326 #3c

Item 326 #3c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 311, after line 38, insert:
"8.  The Department shall provide to the Governor; the House Committees on Appropriations, and Health, Welfare and Institutions; the Senate Committees on Finance, and Education and Health; and the Joint Commission on Health Care a report on the Preferred Drug List (PDL) Program no later than November 1 of each year.  The report shall include the direct savings attributed to the PDL for the prior fiscal year, an estimated savings of the program for the next fiscal year, and the cost to administer the PDL.  The report shall also include an analysis of the impact of the program on patient health including, but not limited to, hospitalizations and emergency outpatient visits."

(This amendment requires the Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee to report on the Preferred Drug List program annually and specifies data to be included in the report.)