senate Bill S1026

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2021 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 02, 2021 1st report cal.495
Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

S1026 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1013
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7245, A8117

S1026 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

S1026 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1026 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1026
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 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

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