2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Implement JLARC Recommendation - 340-B Drug Pricing (language only)

Item 390 #7s

Item 390 #7s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 423, after line 41, insert:

"O. The Department of Corrections and institutions of higher education shall collaborate on a plan to ensure that inmates with long-term or high-cost prescription drug needs receive treatment from a federal 340-B covered entity.  The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Health Administration and the University of Virginia Medical Center shall work jointly with the Department of Corrections to develop and implement a plan to have treatment for these inmates provided by an entity covered under the federal 340-B program.  The Department shall begin development of the plan as soon as is practicable and report to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by January 1, 2020.


(This amendment requires DOC and institutions of higher education to report on a plan to treat inmates with high-cost chronic conditions with drugs purchased through the federal 340-B program as much as possible.)