assembly Bill A1013B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
May 04, 2021 print number 1013b
May 04, 2021 amend and recommit to labor
Apr 01, 2021 print number 1013a
Apr 01, 2021 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 07, 2021 referred to labor

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A1013 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1026
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8117, S7245

A1013 - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

A1013 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1013
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. BRONSON, ABBATE, BENEDETTO, BRABENEC, HEVESI --
   read once and referred 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A1013A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1026
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8117, S7245

A1013A - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

A1013A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1013--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. BRONSON, ABBATE, BENEDETTO, BRABENEC, HEVESI --
   read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   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

Co-Sponsors

A1013B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1026
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8117, S7245

A1013B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

A1013B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1013--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. BRONSON, ABBATE, BENEDETTO, BRABENEC, HEVESI --
   read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee  -- again reported from said committee with amend-
   ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted 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