senate Bill S7245A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 16, 2020 print number 7245a
Oct 16, 2020 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 14, 2020 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

S7245 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8117
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1026, A1013

S7245 - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

S7245 - Sponsor Memo

S7245 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7245
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to contracted
   network pharmacy use
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of the work-
 ers' compensation law, as added by chapter 6 of the  laws  of  2007,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if an employ-
 er or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed medi-
 cine to claimants, then such employer or carrier may [require] ENCOURAGE
 claimants  to  obtain  all  prescribed  medicines from the pharmacy with
 which it has contracted[, except if a medical emergency  occurs  and  it
 would   not  be  reasonably  possible  to  obtain  immediately  required
 prescribed medicine from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier
 has a contract]. An  employer  or  carrier  that  [requires]  ENCOURAGES
 claimants  to  obtain prescribed medicines from a pharmacy with which it
 has a contract must notify claimants of the pharmacy or pharmacies  with
 which  it has a contract, the locations and addresses of the pharmacy or
 pharmacies,  if  applicable,  how   to   initially   fill   and   refill
 prescriptions  through the mail, internet, telephone or other means, and
 any other required information that must be supplied to the pharmacy  or
 pharmacies.  [If  the  pharmacy or pharmacies with which the employer or
 carrier contracts does not offer mail order service and does not have  a
 physical  location  within  a  reasonable distance from the claimant, as
 defined by regulation of the board, the claimant may  obtain  prescribed
 medicines  at  the  pharmacy  or pharmacies of his or her choice and the
 employer or carrier will be liable for such charges in  accordance  with
 the fee schedule prescribed in section thirteen-o of this chapter] WHILE
 AN  EMPLOYER  OR  A  CARRIER  MAY  CONTRACT  WITH A NETWORK PHARMACY AND
 ENCOURAGE  CLAIMANTS  TO  USE  IT  EXCLUSIVELY,  CLAIMANTS  MAY   OBTAIN
 PRESCRIBED  MEDICINES  AT  THE PHARMACY OR PHARMACIES OF THEIR CHOICE SO
 LONG AS THAT PHARMACY IS REGISTERED AS  A  RESIDENT,  IN-STATE  PHARMACY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S7245A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8117
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1026, A1013

S7245A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

S7245A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7245A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7245--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RAMOS, GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor --  commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to contracted
   network pharmacy use

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of the work-
 ers' compensation law, as added by chapter 6 of the  laws  of  2007,  is
 amended and a new paragraph 6 is added to read as follows:
   (5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if an employ-
 er or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed medi-
 cine to claimants, then such employer or carrier may [require] ENCOURAGE
 claimants  to  obtain  all  prescribed  medicines from the pharmacy with
 which it has contracted[, except if a medical emergency  occurs  and  it
 would   not  be  reasonably  possible  to  obtain  immediately  required
 prescribed medicine from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier
 has a contract]. An  employer  or  carrier  that  [requires]  ENCOURAGES
 claimants  to  obtain prescribed medicines from a pharmacy with which it
 has a contract must notify claimants of the pharmacy or pharmacies  with
 which  it has a contract, the locations and addresses of the pharmacy or
 pharmacies,  if  applicable,  how   to   initially   fill   and   refill
 prescriptions  through the mail, internet, telephone or other means, and
 any other required information that must be supplied to the pharmacy  or
 pharmacies.  [If  the  pharmacy or pharmacies with which the employer or
 carrier contracts does not offer mail order service and does not have  a
 physical  location  within  a  reasonable distance from the claimant, as
 defined by regulation of the board, the claimant may  obtain  prescribed
 medicines  at  the  pharmacy  or pharmacies of his or her choice and the
 employer or carrier will be liable for such charges in  accordance  with
 the fee schedule prescribed in section thirteen-o of this chapter] WHILE
 AN  EMPLOYER  OR  A  CARRIER  MAY  CONTRACT  WITH A NETWORK PHARMACY AND
 ENCOURAGE  CLAIMANTS  TO  USE  IT  EXCLUSIVELY,  CLAIMANTS  MAY   OBTAIN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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