HB16-1361 - Patient Choice In Pharmacy

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning The Ability Of A Person Eligible For Prescription Drug Benefits To Choose The Pharmacy At Which To Fill A Prescription Drug Order.

The bill prohibits a health benefit plan or pharmacy benefit management firm that covers pharmaceutical services, including prescription drug coverage, from:

  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy or pharmacist of the covered person's choice if certain conditions are met;
  • Imposing a co-payment, fee, or other cost-sharing requirement for selecting a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person, pharmacist, or pharmacy that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a pharmacy or pharmacist the right to participate in any of its pharmacy network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider in this state if the pharmacy or pharmacist has a valid license in Colorado and the pharmacy or pharmacist agrees to specified conditions.
Latest update: May 6, 2016
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
04/25/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Finance
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Finance
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/08/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/14/2016 - No Amendments
04/07/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/05/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/16/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services