2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Co-Patron(s): Hanger, Lambert
Medicaid Pharm. & Therapeutics Committee Report on Preferred Drug List (language only)

Item 326 #3s

Item 326 #3s

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 Program no later than August 1 of each year.  The report shall include the direct savings attributed to the Preferred Drug List program for the prior fiscal year; an estimated savings of the Preferred Drug List program for the next fiscal year; and the administrative cost to administer the Preferred Drug List program.  The report shall also include an analysis of the impact of the Preferred Drug List program on patient health including, but not limited to, hospitalizations and emergency outpatient visits."

(This 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.)