SB16-027 - Medicaid Option For Prescribed Drugs By Mail

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Allowing The Option For Medicaid Clients To Obtain Prescribed Drugs Through The Mail.

For persons receiving medical assistance (recipient), the bill allows the option to receive through the mail prescribed medications used to treat chronic medical conditions. The recipient may receive up to a certain amount of the medication and shall pay the same copayment amount as recipients receiving the medication through any other method. The department of health care policy and financing (department) shall encourage recipients to use local retail pharmacies for mail delivery.

The state board of medical services shall adopt rules relating to the option to receive medications through the mail.

A pharmacy providing maintenance medications to recipients must be enrolled with the department and registered with the state board of pharmacy and shall comply with state and federal law relating to the provisions of the maintenance medications.

Latest update: June 1, 2016
06/01/2016 Governor Signed
05/12/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/02/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/27/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/19/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/15/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/08/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/18/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
02/18/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/17/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/12/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/03/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/13/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services