senate Bill S6629

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to providing transparency in the retail prices of prescription drugs

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Jun 08, 2017 referred to rules

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8046
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §278-a, Pub Health L; amd §6810, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6056

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires pharmacies to provide customers directly with the retail (before insurance) price of a prescription, in writing and electronically prior to purchase.

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6629

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to transparency in retail prices of prescription drugs

  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
278-a to read as follows:
  § 278-A. PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICE TRANSPARENCY.  1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION,  "RETAIL PRICE" SHALL MEAN THE PRICE AT WHICH A PARTICULAR DRUG
IS SOLD NOTWITHSTANDING THE COST AN INDIVIDUAL WOULD PAY  AFTER  PHARMA-
CEUTICAL INSURANCE PRICING IS CALCULATED.
  2.   EVERY   RECIPIENT   OF   A  PHARMACEUTICAL  PRODUCT  PURSUANT  TO
PRESCRIPTION SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH THE  RETAIL  PRICE  OF  HIS  OR  HER
PRESCRIPTION  IN  WRITING  AND  TRANSMIT  SUCH  IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SMS OR E-MAIL PRIOR TO BEING  CHARGED  FOR
SUCH PRESCRIPTION.
  3.  A  PHARMACY THAT RECEIVES AN ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SHALL, AT THE
TIME THE PRESCRIPTION IS DISPENSED, PROVIDE  THE  RETAIL  PRICE  OF  THE
PRESCRIPTION  IN  WRITING  AND  TRANSMIT  SUCH  IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SMS OR E-MAIL DIRECTLY TO THE  PATIENT  OR
THE PERSON MAKING THE REQUEST ON BEHALF OF THE PATIENT.
  4.  THE  PRICE  TRANSPARENCY  REQUIRED  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL
APPLY TO ALL NEW PRESCRIPTIONS WRITTEN AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS
SECTION;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  ANY  INDIVIDUAL WHO REQUESTS RETAIL
PRICE INFORMATION ABOUT A PRESCRIPTION  ORIGINALLY  WRITTEN  BEFORE  THE
ENACTMENT  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH INFORMATION IN
WRITTEN AND ELECTRONIC FORM AS DESCRIBED  IN  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  §  2.  Section  6810  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 10-b to read as follows:

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

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