00RS HB364


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HB 364/FN (BR 947) - S. Westrom, Ro. Adams, R. Adkins, J. Arnold Jr., A. Arnold, B. Ausmus, III, J. Barrows, P. Bather, C. Belcher, T. Burch, M. Cherry, L. Clark, J. Coleman, B. Colter, J. Crenshaw, R. Damron, B. DeWeese, J. Gooch, G. Graham, J. Gray, J. Haydon, C. Hoffman, J. Jenkins, E. Jordan, T. McKee, S. Nunn, R. Palmer, R. Palumbo, M. Rader, J. Reinhardt, S. Riggs, K. Stein, G. Stumbo, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Prescription Drug Assistance Program, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to create within the Cabinet for Health Services the Kentucky Prescription Drug Assistance Program by January 1, 2001; require program to expire on December 31, 2003, unless extended by the General Assembly; define "Cabinet", "eligible consumer", "eligible drug", and "program"; require cabinet to provide assistance in the program to eligible consumers, subject to a $700 cap; require payment to be made to the pharmacy, health care provider, or consumer upon presentation of a receipt; require cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the program; establish copayment of $5 per prescription, to be collected and retained by pharmacist; require cabinet to project expenditures of the program and report various findings to LRC; require dispensing pharmacist to be reimbursed at average wholesale price of drug less 10%; require cabinet to provide drug to consumer through a manufacturer rebate arrangement; require cabinet to maintain and collect data to evaluate the cost effectiveness of the program appropriate $10,000,000 for FY 2000-2001 and $10,000,000 for FY 2001-2002; EMERGENCY.

     Jan 13-introduced in House
     Jan 14-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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