senate Bill S3118A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for the synchronization of multiple prescriptions for recipients of medical assistance

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Current Bill Status Via A2785 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.293
substituted for s3118a
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by a2785a
Mar 14, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 12, 2019 1st report cal.293
Feb 28, 2019 print number 3118a
Feb 28, 2019 amend and recommit to health
Feb 04, 2019 referred to health

S3118 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2785
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§367-a & 364-j, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5622, A7492

S3118 - Summary

Provides for the synchronization of multiple prescriptions for recipients of medical assistance.

S3118 - Sponsor Memo

S3118 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3118

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  synchronization
  of multiple prescriptions

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 367-a of the social  services  law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows:
  (I)(I) THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR SYNCHRO-
NIZATION OF MEDICATIONS WHEN IT IS AGREED AMONG THE RECIPIENT, A PROVID-
ER  AND  A PHARMACIST THAT SYNCHRONIZATION OF MULTIPLE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR
THE TREATMENT OF A CHRONIC ILLNESS  IS  IN  THE  BEST  INTEREST  OF  THE
PATIENT  FOR  THE  MANAGEMENT OR TREATMENT OF A CHRONIC ILLNESS PROVIDED
THAT THE MEDICATIONS:
  (A) ARE COVERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE;
  (B) ARE USED FOR TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC  CONDITIONS  THAT
ARE SUBJECT TO REFILLS;
  (C)  ARE  NOT  A  SCHEDULE  II  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OR A SCHEDULE III
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONTAINING HYDROCODONE;
  (D) MEET ALL PRIOR AUTHORIZATION CRITERIA SPECIFIC TO THE  MEDICATIONS
AT THE TIME OF THE SYNCHRONIZATION REQUEST;
  (E)  ARE  OF A FORMULATION THAT CAN BE EFFECTIVELY SPLIT OVER REQUIRED
SHORT FILL PERIODS TO ACHIEVE SYNCHRONIZATION; AND
  (F) DO NOT HAVE QUANTITY  LIMITS  OR  DOSE  OPTIMIZATION  CRITERIA  OR
REQUIREMENTS THAT WOULD BE VIOLATED IN FULFILLING SYNCHRONIZATION.
  (II) THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL NOT DENY COVERAGE FOR THE DISPENS-
ING  OF  A  MEDICATION BY A PHARMACY FOR A PARTIAL SUPPLY WHEN IT IS FOR
THE PURPOSE OF SYNCHRONIZING THE PATIENT'S MEDICATIONS. WHEN  APPLICABLE
TO  PERMIT SYNCHRONIZATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL ALLOW A PHAR-
MACY TO OVERRIDE ANY DENIAL CODES  INDICATING  THAT  A  PRESCRIPTION  IS
BEING REFILLED TOO SOON FOR THE PURPOSES OF MEDICATION SYNCHRONIZATION.

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

S3118A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2785
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§367-a & 364-j, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5622, A7492

S3118A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the synchronization of multiple prescriptions for recipients of medical assistance.

S3118A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3118A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3118--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to synchronization
  of multiple prescriptions

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 9 of section 367-a of the social services law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows:
  (I)(I) THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR SYNCHRO-
NIZATION OF MEDICATIONS WHEN IT IS AGREED AMONG THE RECIPIENT, A PROVID-
ER AND A PHARMACIST THAT SYNCHRONIZATION OF MULTIPLE  PRESCRIPTIONS  FOR
THE  TREATMENT  OF  A  CHRONIC  ILLNESS  IS  IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE
PATIENT FOR THE MANAGEMENT OR TREATMENT OF A  CHRONIC  ILLNESS  PROVIDED
THAT THE MEDICATIONS:
  (A) ARE COVERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE;
  (B)  ARE  USED FOR TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS THAT
ARE SUBJECT TO REFILLS;
  (C) ARE NOT A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE,  NOR  A  SCHEDULE  III
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE THAT CONTAINS HYDROCODONE;
  (D)  MEET ALL PRIOR AUTHORIZATION CRITERIA SPECIFIC TO THE MEDICATIONS
AT THE TIME OF THE SYNCHRONIZATION REQUEST;
  (E) ARE OF A FORMULATION THAT CAN BE EFFECTIVELY SPLIT  OVER  REQUIRED
SHORT FILL PERIODS TO ACHIEVE SYNCHRONIZATION; AND
  (F)  DO  NOT  HAVE  QUANTITY  LIMITS  OR DOSE OPTIMIZATION CRITERIA OR
REQUIREMENTS THAT WOULD BE VIOLATED IN FULFILLING SYNCHRONIZATION.
  (II) THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL NOT DENY COVERAGE FOR THE DISPENS-
ING OF A MEDICATION BY A PHARMACY FOR A PARTIAL SUPPLY WHEN  IT  IS  FOR
THE  PURPOSE OF SYNCHRONIZING THE PATIENT'S MEDICATIONS. WHEN APPLICABLE
TO PERMIT SYNCHRONIZATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL ALLOW A  PHAR-

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

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