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SF 1119

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2019 02:30pm

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 care; prohibiting the use of discounts or free product vouchers
for certain prescription drugs; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 151.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [151.465] PROHIBITION ON DISCOUNTS AND FREE PRODUCT
VOUCHERS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
new text end

new text begin (a) A drug manufacturer, wholesale drug distributor, or any agent of a drug manufacturer
or wholesale drug distributor is prohibited from offering or providing any discount, rebate,
product voucher, or other reduction to an individual's out-of-pocket expenses, including
co-payments and deductibles for any prescription drug that has an AB-rated generic
equivalent as determined by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This
prohibition includes discounts, rebates, product vouchers, or other reductions that are
provided directly or electronically to a prescriber or to an individual or through a mail-in
rebate, or other similar means. This prohibition does not include discounts, rebates, product
vouchers, or other reductions that are provided by a pharmacist or pharmacy to an individual
at point of sale.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this section restricts how a manufacturer distributes a prescription drug
or affects the obligations of a prescriber or pharmacist under section 151.21.
new text end