|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 01, 2016||reported referred to ways and means|
|Feb 10, 2016||referred to health|
assembly Bill A9271
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Robert J. Rodriguez
Walter T. Mosley
A9271 (ACTIVE) - Details
A9271 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9271 I N A S S E M B L Y February 10, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the social services law and the public health law, in relation to extending the preferred drug program to medicaid managed care providers and offering the program to other health plans; and to repeal certain provisions of the social services law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. This legislature finds that the costs of many prescription drugs in the market have been escalating unreason- ably. The preferred drug program and the clinical drug review program under the public health law provide effective mechanisms for assuring access to quality, effective and safe drugs to patients at reasonable cost. Providing prescription drugs to Medicaid managed health care provider participants through these programs will maximize the Medicaid program's ability to negotiate more substantial rebates with drug manufacturers (effectively, lower prices), while protecting Medicaid managed care provider participants. Offering non-Medicaid health plans the opportunity to use these programs will help lower costs for those health plans and those who pay their premiums, while protecting individ- uals covered by those plans, and will also further increase the negoti- ating power of the programs. S 2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 365-i to read as follows: S 365-I. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS. 1. DEFINITIONS. (A) THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL APPLY TO THIS SECTION. (B) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHERWISE: (I) "MANAGED CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A MANAGED CARE PROVIDER UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR-J OF THIS ARTICLE, A MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLAN UNDER SECTION FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED THREE-F OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR ANY OTHER ENTITY THAT PROVIDES OR ARRANGES FOR THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND SUPPLIES TO PARTICIPANTS DIRECTLY OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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