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2018 SESSION

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HB 572 Pharmacy contracts; disclosures by pharmacists.

Introduced by: M. Keith Hodges | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Pharmacy contracts; disclosures by pharmacists. Requires contracts between a carrier and its intermediary regarding the provision of pharmacy services by participating pharmacy providers and any provider contract between a carrier and a participating pharmacy provider or its contracting agent to contain specific provisions that prohibit the carrier or intermediary from restricting a participating pharmacy provider's disclosure of any relevant information to an individual purchasing a prescribed drug. Information that a pharmacist is allowed to disclose to an individual includes the cost to the provider of the prescribed drug, actual reimbursement to the provider for the prescribed drug, efficacy of the prescribed drug, and the availability of a therapeutically equivalent drug that is less expensive for the patient than the prescribed drug. Such contracts are also required to contain provisions that prohibit the carrier or intermediary from terminating the contractual relationship with a participating pharmacy provider due to the provider's making such a disclosure.


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