Workers' Compensation; pharmacist filling a prescription to dispense therapeutically equivalent. (SB1158)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Workers' Compensation; use of therapeutically equivalent drug products. Requires a pharmacist filling a prescription for medication for a workers' compensation claim to dispense a therapeutically equivalent drug product for a prescribed name-brand drug product. However, the pharmacist shall fill the prescription with the name-brand drug product prescribed if (i) a therapeutically equivalent drug product does not exist or costs more than the prescribed name-brand drug product or (ii) the prescriber specifies on the prescription "brand medically necessary" based on a medical reason why the claimant should not have the prescription filled with a therapeutically equivalent drug product. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090050324
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1158)
02/02/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/05/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1158E
02/05/2009Printed as engrossed 090050324-E
02/06/2009Engrossed bill reprinted 090050324-E
02/06/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1158E)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Enrolled
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1158ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1158ER)
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 559 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0559)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 25 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1674.