Pharmacy contracts; disclosures by pharmacists. (HB572)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)

Progress

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

Description

Pharmacy contracts; disclosures by pharmacists. Requires contracts between a carrier and its intermediary regarding the provision of pharmacy services by participating pharmacy providers and any provider contract between a carrier and a participating pharmacy provider or its contracting agent to contain specific provisions that prohibit the carrier or intermediary from restricting a participating pharmacy provider's disclosure of any relevant information to an individual purchasing a prescribed drug. Information that a pharmacist is allowed to disclose to an individual includes the cost to the provider of the prescribed drug, actual reimbursement to the provider for the prescribed drug, efficacy of the prescribed drug, and the availability of a therapeutically equivalent drug that is less expensive for the patient than the prescribed drug. Such contracts are also required to contain provisions that prohibit the carrier or intermediary from terminating the contractual relationship with a participating pharmacy provider due to the provider's making such a disclosure. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2018Committee
01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102637D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB572)
02/01/2018Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)