senate Bill S6440

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that the commissioner of health may exempt certain brand name drugs so that they fall under medical assistance umbrella

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Jan 24, 2014 referred to health

S6440 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5350
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง365-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5038
2009-2010: A6673A

S6440 - Summary

Provides that the commissioner of health may exempt certain brand name drugs so that they fall under medical assistance umbrella.

S6440 - Sponsor Memo

S6440 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6440

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to certain  medical
  assistance for needy persons

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a-1)  of  subdivision  4  of
section  365-a  of  the social services law, as amended by section 39 of
part D of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) a brand name drug for which  a  multi-source  therapeutically  and
generically  equivalent drug, as determined by the federal food and drug
administration,  is  available,  unless  previously  authorized  by  the
department  of  health.  The  commissioner  of  health  is authorized to
exempt, for good cause shown, any brand name drug from the  restrictions
imposed by this subparagraph. FURTHERMORE, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH IS
AUTHORIZED  TO  REVIEW  AN  APPLICATION FOR AN EXEMPTION OF A BRAND NAME
DRUG FROM THE RESTRICTIONS OF  THIS  SUBPARAGRAPH,  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH
APPLICATION  IS  SUBMITTED WITHIN A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE
EXPIRATION OF THE PATENT OF SAID BRAND NAME DRUG;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01535-02-3

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