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Outside Section 130
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017

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HPC Study of Rx Dispensing Practices

SECTION 130.   The health policy commission, in consultation with the department of public health and the division of insurance, shall study and analyze health insurance payer practices that require certain categories of drugs, including those that are administered by injection or infusion, to be dispensed by a third-party specialty pharmacy directly to a patient or to a health care provider with the designation that such drugs shall be used for a specific patient and not for the general use of the provider. The commission shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry those recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing and the joint committee on public health not later than July 1, 2018.