senate Bill S1026A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 amended on third reading 1026a
May 17, 2022 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 30, 2022 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2022 1st report cal.555
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
returned to senate
died in assembly
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

Votes

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Feb 28, 2022 - Labor committee Vote

S1026
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2022

aye wr (2)

Mar 2, 2021 - Labor committee Vote

S1026
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2021

aye wr (3)

S1026 - Details

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

S1026 - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

S1026 - Sponsor Memo

S1026 - 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

S1026A (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S1026A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to contracted network pharmacy use.

S1026A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1026A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1026--A
     Cal. No. 555
 
                        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  --  recommitted  to
   the  Committee  on  Labor  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
   reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
   report,  ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to
   the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,
   amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
   third reading
 
 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)  (I)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of this chapter, if an
 employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
 medicine 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

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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