Wholesale prescription drug importation program; Sec. of Health and Human Resources to establish. (HB478)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling) with support from co-patron Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)

Progress

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

Description

Secretary of Health and Human Resources; wholesale prescription drug importation program. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources (the Secretary) to establish a wholesale prescription drug importation program that complies with the requirements of federal law and to report annually by October 1 to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committees on Finance and Appropriations and Education and Health on the wholesale prescription drug importation program. The bill also requires the Secretary to (i) convene a workgroup composed of relevant stakeholders to develop a plan for implementation of the wholesale prescription drug importation program and report the plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committees on Finance and Appropriations and Education and Health by December 1, 2022, and (ii) seek such federal approvals, waivers, exemptions, or agreements as may be necessary to enable all covered entities enrolled in or eligible for the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program to participate in the wholesale prescription drug importation program to the greatest extent possible without jeopardizing their eligibility for the 340B Drug Pricing Program by July 1, 2023. Read the Bill »

Status

01/25/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102544D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB478)
01/25/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023
02/10/2022Continued to 2023 in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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