Senate Bill 0334
DIGEST OF SB 334 (Updated February 1, 2012 1:40 pm - DI 84)
Dispensing of prescription drugs. Allows a pharmacist, upon request of the patient, to dispense a 90 day supply of a prescription without notifying the prescriber if the prescription, including refills, allows a pharmacist to dispense at least a 90 day supply. Does not allow the additional dispensing: (1) until the patient has completed an initial 30 day supply of the drug therapy; (2) for a controlled substance; or (3) if the prescriber indicates on the prescription that the quantity of the prescription may not be changed. Requires the pharmacist to inform the customer concerning whether the additional drug supply of the prescription is covered under the patient's insurance. Requires the health finance commission to study during the 2012 legislative interim: (1) the issue of mail order and Internet based pharmacies and whether any limitation that should be placed on the dispensing of a prescription drug by a mail order or Internet based pharmacy; and (2) specified health insurance plans and the number of covered people with copayments, coinsurance amounts, and out-of-pocket costs incurred for prescription drugs that exceed specified amounts for the coverage.
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