2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restore PDL Exemption for Antidepressants and Antianxiety Medications

Item 306 #3s

Item 306 #3s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $965,000 FY2010 $965,000 GF
FY2009 $965,000 FY2010 $965,000 NGF

Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,521,541,169" and insert "$5,523,471,169".
Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,818,036,403" and insert "$5,819,966,403".
Page 281, after line 42, insert:
"8.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall exempt antidepressant and antianxiety medications used for the treatment of mental illness from the Medicaid Preferred Drug List program."

(This amendment adds $965,000 GF and an equal amount of federal matching funds each year to restore an exemption from the preferred drug list for antidepressants and antianxiety medications. Language allowing for this exemption was eliminated in the introduced budget.)