Senate Bill 0497
DIGEST OF SB497 (Updated February 4, 2004 6:36 pm - DI 84)
Aggregate purchasing of prescription drugs. Requires the state personnel department, with the approval of the budget agency, to establish an aggregate prescription drug purchasing program to negotiate terms related to the purchase of prescription drugs. Requires participation by certain entities and allows participation by certain other entities. Authorizes the state to enter into multi- state prescription drug aggregate purchasing agreements. Requires the budget agency to report to the budget committee on participation in a regional or multi-state prescription drug aggregate purchasing program. Requires the prescription drug advisory committee to determine certain changes to the Hoosier Rx program before July 1, 2005, and to report these changes as recommendations to the office of the secretary of family and social services.
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