2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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High-Cost Medication Workgroup (language only)

Item 284 #2s

Item 284 #2s

Health and Human Resources
Secretary of Health and Human Resources


Page 232, line 8, before "1." insert "A".

Page 232, after line 32, insert:

"B. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in consultation with the Secretary of Public Safety and the Secretary of Administration, shall convene a workgroup including but not limited to the Department of Medical Assistance Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Health, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, the Compensation Board and the Department of Human Resources Management and other relevant state agencies to review the current cost and protocols for purchasing high-cost medications for the populations served by these agencies. After conducting the review, the workgroup shall develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness of purchasing high-cost medications in order to improve the care and treatment of individuals served by these agencies. The workgroup shall prepare a final report for consideration by the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 15, 2016."


(This amendment directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a workgroup to review cost and protocols for purchasing high-cost medications across state government.)