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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1086
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1086 - Details
S1086 - Summary
Provides for pharmacy benefit management and the procurement of prescription drugs to be dispensed to patients, or the administration or management of prescription drug benefits; sets forth definitions; provides for funds received by a pharmacy benefit manager to be received by the pharmacy in trust for the health plan or provider and provides for accountability of such funds.
S1086 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1086 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit managers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill specifies the fiduciary duties of pharmacy benefits managers and the obligation to serve the covered entities with which they contract. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes definitions, particularly a definition of a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM). It also establishes that PBMs shall: have a fiduciary relationship with a health plan, pass through all monies to a health plan other than fee or payment for services, account for all funds and provide access to all necessary information, disclose any relevant relationships, and not substitute or cause the substitution of prescription drugs. Section 2 is the severability clause. JUSTIFICATION: PBMs are companies that manage prescription drug benefit programs for health plans. PBMs have promised to save health plans
S1086 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1086 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to pharmacy benefit managers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 271-a to read as follows: S 271-A. PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "HEALTH PLAN OR PROVIDER" MEANS AN ENTITY FOR WHICH A PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER PROVIDES PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGEMENT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (I) A HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN OR OTHER ENTITY THAT APPROVES, PROVIDES, ARRANGES FOR, OR PAYS FOR HEALTH CARE ITEMS OR SERVICES, UNDER WHICH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ENTITY ARE PURCHASED OR WHICH PROVIDES OR ARRANGES REIMBURSEMENT IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR THE PURCHASE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; OR (II) A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR PROFESSIONAL, INCLUDING A STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY, THAT ACQUIRES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO USE OR DISPENSE IN PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TO PATIENTS. (B) "PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGEMENT" MEANS THE SERVICE PROVIDED TO A HEALTH PLAN OR PROVIDER, DIRECTLY OR THROUGH ANOTHER ENTITY, INCLUDING THE PROCUREMENT OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO BE DISPENSED TO PATIENTS, OR THE ADMINISTRATION OR MANAGEMENT OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS, INCLUD- ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (I) MAIL SERVICE PHARMACY; (II) CLAIMS PROCESSING, RETAIL NETWORK MANAGEMENT, OR PAYMENT OF CLAIMS TO PHARMACIES FOR DISPENSING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; (III) CLINICAL OR OTHER FORMULARY OR PREFERRED DRUG LIST DEVELOPMENT OR MANAGEMENT; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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