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HF 3010

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/28/2018 01:43pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; prohibiting penalties to pharmacists for sharing certain
information with individuals;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 151.214,
by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 151.214, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reimbursement criteria. new text end

new text begin (a) A contract for pharmacy services entered into
between a pharmacist or a pharmacy and a health plan company or a pharmacy benefits
manager shall not contain any provision prohibiting a pharmacist from, or penalizing a
pharmacist for, disclosing to an individual purchasing prescription medication information
regarding:
new text end

new text begin (1) the cost of the prescription medication to the individual;
new text end

new text begin (2) the payment criteria used by the health plan company or pharmacy benefits manager;
or
new text end

new text begin (3) the availability of any therapeutically equivalent alternative medications, or alternative
methods of purchasing the prescription medication, including but not limited to paying a
cash price that is less expensive to the individual than the cost of the prescription medication
that is recommended by the health plan company or pharmacy benefits manager.
new text end

new text begin (b) Prohibiting or penalizing, as referred to in paragraph (a), includes but is not limited
to reduced payments to the pharmacist, the use of increased utilization review, or other
financial disincentives designed to ensure the use of the recommended drug.
new text end