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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Health matters. Provides that a pharmacy or pharmacist has a right to provide individuals with information concerning the individual's cost share for a prescription drug. States that a pharmacy or pharmacist cannot be proscribed by a third party administrator, a health insurer, or a health maintenance organization from discussing the information or from selling to the individual a more affordable alternative. Prohibits a copayment for a drug under the state employee health plan, an accident and sickness insurance policy, or a health maintenance organization contract from exceeding the amount payable to the pharmacy for the drug under an agreement with Health matters. Provides that a pharmacy or pharmacist has a right to provide individuals with information concerning the individual's cost share for a prescription drug. States that a pharmacy or pharmacist cannot be proscribed by a third party administrator, a health insurer, or a health maintenance organization from discussing the information or from selling to the individual a more affordable alternative. Prohibits a copayment for a drug under the state employee health plan, an accident and sickness insurance policy, or a health maintenance organization contract from exceeding the amount payable to the pharmacy for the drug under an agreement with the pharmacy. Provides that changes to the designated coverage area of an area agency on aging may not be made until after a public hearing is held and one year elapses from the date of the hearing. Provides that the definition of "community and home care services" includes services, not covered by Medicaid, necessary to prevent individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities from being institutionalized and to help such individuals to transition out of health care facilities or group homes. Requires the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled (CHOICE) board to review proposed rules concerning the CHOICE program and removes the time requirement for the review. (Current law requires review of proposed rules concerning home and community based services at least three months before the rule may be published.) Removes provisions concerning the CHOICE board setting a public comment period. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to study service provider and systems point of entry reimbursement rates for recipients of early intervention services. Beginning July 1, 2019, removes the 12 month limitation on receipt by certain individuals of supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits. Specifies that, beginning January 1, 2020, Indiana elects to opt out of the federal law prohibiting individuals convicted of certain drug offenses from receiving SNAP assistance if the individual meets specified conditions. Specifies that if the individual violates any terms of the probation, parole, community corrections, or reentry court program, the individual is ineligible for SNAP. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to study reimbursement rates and the methodology for case management services for recipients of certain Medicaid waivers. Provides that any new rates as a result of a study: (1) may not take effect until January 1, 2019, or be applied retroactively; and (2) must be approved through a Medicaid waiver amendment. Requires the board of pharmacy to adopt rules concerning telepharmacy under the laws regulating remote dispensing facilities. Exempts from the law regulating pharmacists and pharmacies the delivery of peritoneal renal dialysis related supplies by manufacturers, third party logistic providers, and wholesale drug distributors in certain circumstances. Removes that an occupant of a property was afflicted with or died from a disease related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from the definition of "psychologically affected property". Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying the impact that joining the nurse licensure compact would have on the delivery of nursing services to residents of Indiana. ... View more