|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Jun 04, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S1387
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1387 - Details
S1387 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1387 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to the New York state prescription medication cost containment program PURPOSE: To enhance cost savings by the NYS EPIC program in procurement of prescription medications for recipients of the state's EPIC program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section, 249-a. Authorizes the Executive Director of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program to create the New York State Prescription Medication Cost Containment Program. Provides that such program participants shall be offered several options to fill their medical prescriptions through a Canadian mail order company. Such companies shall be selected through a competitive bidding process, designed and implemented by the Director. Section 2 - Effective Date EXISTING LAW: None. JUSTIFICATION: There is every indication that New York State will continue to face unprecedented multi-billion dollar budget deficits.
S1387 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1387 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to the New York state prescription medication cost containment program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section 249-a to read as follows: S 249-A. NEW YORK STATE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION COST CONTAINMENT PROGRAM. 1. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO CREATE THE NEW YORK STATE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION COST CONTAINMENT PROGRAM. 2. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL OFFER NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS WHO QUALIFY FOR THE ELDERLY PHARMACEUTICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED FORTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, SEVERAL OPTIONS TO FILL MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS THROUGH A CANADIAN MAIL ORDER COMPANY. SUCH COMPA- NIES SHALL BE SELECTED THROUGH COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS, TO BE DESIGNED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. CANADIAN DRUG SUPPLIERS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO ALL MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS BY CANADA'S RESEARCHED BASED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02624-01-3
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