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.