senate Bill S1267A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the amount of dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2012 print number 1267a
amend and recommit to aging
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Jan 06, 2011 referred to aging

Co-Sponsors

S1267 - Details

Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §250, Eld L; amd §367-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3901B

S1267 - Summary

Relates to the amount of dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid; establishes the dispensing fee at eight dollars per prescription for patients in long term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled, assisted living programs and any other residential care facilities in which prescriptions are dispensed in unit-of-use packaging.

S1267 - Sponsor Memo

S1267 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1267

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ADDABBO, LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law and the social services law,  in  relation
  to dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 250 of the  elder
law is amended to read as follows:
  (c)  DISPENSING  FEE.  As  required  by paragraphs (a) and (b) of this
subdivision, a dispensing fee of [four] SEVEN dollars [fifty] AND  TWEN-
TY-FIVE cents [will apply to generic drugs and a dispensing fee of three
dollars  fifty  cents  will  apply to brand name drugs] PER PRESCRIPTION
SHALL APPLY, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  DISPENSED
FOR  PATIENTS IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES
FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED,  ASSISTED  LIVING  PROGRAMS,  AND  ANY
OTHER  RESIDENTIAL  CARE FACILITIES IN WHICH PRESCRIPTIONS ARE DISPENSED
IN  UNIT-OF-USE  PACKAGING,  A  DISPENSING  FEE  OF  EIGHT  DOLLARS  PER
PRESCRIPTION SHALL APPLY.
  S  2.  Subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (d) of subdivision 9 of
section 367-a of the social services law, subparagraph (i) as amended by
chapter 19 of the laws of 1998  and  subparagraph  (ii)  as  amended  by
section  48 of part C of chapter 58 of the laws of 2009, are amended and
a new subparagraph (iii) is added to read as follows:
  (i) for prescription drugs categorized as generic by the  prescription
drug  pricing  service  used by the department, [four] SEVEN dollars and
[fifty] TWENTY-FIVE cents per prescription; and
  (ii) for prescription drugs  categorized  as  brand-name  prescription
drugs  by  the prescription drug pricing service used by the department,
[three] SEVEN dollars and [fifty] TWENTY-FIVE  cents  per  prescription,
provided,  however,  that  for  brand name prescription drugs reimbursed
pursuant to subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a-1) of subdivision four  of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01383-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1267A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §250, Eld L; amd §367-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3901B

S1267A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the amount of dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid; establishes the dispensing fee at eight dollars per prescription for patients in long term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled, assisted living programs and any other residential care facilities in which prescriptions are dispensed in unit-of-use packaging.

S1267A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1267A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1267--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, ESPAILLAT, LITTLE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging --
  recommitted  to  the Committee on Aging in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the elder law and the social services law, in relation
  to dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 250 of the elder
law, as amended by section 3-m of part A of chapter 59 of  the  laws  of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (c)  As  required  by  paragraphs  (a)  and (b) of this subdivision, a
dispensing fee of [four] SEVEN dollars  [fifty]  AND  TWENTY-FIVE  cents
[will apply to generic drugs and a dispensing fee of three dollars fifty
cents  will  apply  to  brand  name drugs] PER PRESCRIPTION SHALL APPLY,
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS DISPENSED FOR PATIENTS IN
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE DEVELOP-
MENTALLY DISABLED, ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMS, AND ANY  OTHER  RESIDENTIAL
CARE  FACILITIES  IN  WHICH  PRESCRIPTIONS  ARE DISPENSED IN UNIT-OF-USE
PACKAGING, A DISPENSING FEE OF  EIGHT  DOLLARS  PER  PRESCRIPTION  SHALL
APPLY.
  S  2.  Subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (d) of subdivision 9 of
section 367-a of the social services law, subparagraph (i) as amended by
section 10-a of part H of chapter 59 of the laws of  2011  and  subpara-
graph  (ii) as amended by section 48 of part C of chapter 58 of the laws
of 2009, are amended and a new subparagraph (iii) is added  to  read  as
follows:
  (i)  for prescription drugs categorized as generic by the prescription
drug pricing service used by the department, [three] SEVEN  dollars  and
[fifty] TWENTY-FIVE cents per prescription; and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01383-02-2

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