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HB 256 (BR 1065) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to importation of prescription drugs through the I-SaveRx program.
     Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 217 to declare findings related to the I-SaveRx program that allows Illinois residents to refill prescriptions for the most common brand-name prescription drugs used to treat chronic illnesses from a network of inspected and approved pharmacies in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom through a Web site; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to enter into a memorandum of agreement to join the I-SaveRx program; establish required provisions of the memorandum of agreement; appoint the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the president of the Kentucky Board of pharmacy as members of a joint work group charged with providing input regarding the safe and effective administration of the I-SaveRx program; permit Kentucky or Illinois to withdraw the cooperative relationship at any time; create a working group to develop outreach and promotional materials; provide the Commonwealth of Kentucky with immunity from liability for any injury or damage caused to a person from products obtained through the I-SaveRx program; and amend KRS 315.035 and KRS 315.0351 to exempt pharmacies providing prescription drugs through the I-SaveRx program from the requirement that all pharmacies that operate by means of the Internet have a permit to operate in Kentucky.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to Health and Welfare (H); posted in committee

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