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Senate Bill 0407


Senate Bill 0407

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 407 (Updated March 9, 2012 7:46 pm - DI 104)


Pharmacy matters. Allows a hospital holding a Type II pharmacy permit to offer drugs and devices to certain individuals who work or volunteer at the hospital and their dependents. Allows a pharmacist to supervise not more than six licensed pharmacy technicians or pharmacy technicians in training at any time. (Currently, a pharmacist may supervise not more than four licensed pharmacy technicians or pharmacy technicians in training.) Prohibits the Indiana board of pharmacy from issuing a pharmacy technician certificate to an individual who has been convicted of a felony involving controlled substances. Allows a pharmacist, upon request of the patient, to dispense a 90 day supply of a prescription under specified circumstances. Requires the pharmacist to notify the prescriber of the change in the quantity filled and inform the customer concerning whether the additional drug supply of the prescription is covered under the patient's insurance. Specifies pharmacy audit requirements, including notice procedures and limitations on an initial audit and onsite audits. Requires a period of at least 30 days during which a pharmacy may appeal preliminary audit report findings. Provides for the correction of clerical errors. Requires the health finance commission to study during the 2012 legislative interim: (1) the issue of certain pharmacies and whether any limitation should be placed on the dispensing of a prescription drug by the pharmacies; 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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