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SF 1902

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/09/2017 08:08am

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; permitting drugs used for weight loss to be covered under
the medical assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
256B.0625, subdivision 13d.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13d, is amended to
read:


Subd. 13d.

Drug formulary.

(a) The commissioner shall establish a drug formulary. Its
establishment and publication shall not be subject to the requirements of the Administrative
Procedure Act, but the Formulary Committee shall review and comment on the formulary
contents.

(b) The formulary shall not include:

(1) drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, or products for which there is no federal
funding;

(2) over-the-counter drugs, except as provided in subdivision 13;

deleted text begin (3) drugs or active pharmaceutical ingredients used for weight loss, except that medically
necessary lipase inhibitors may be covered for a recipient with type II diabetes;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end drugs or active pharmaceutical ingredients when used for the treatment of
impotence or erectile dysfunction;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end drugs or active pharmaceutical ingredients for which medical value has not been
established;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end drugs from manufacturers who have not signed a rebate agreement with the
Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to section 1927 of title XIX of the
Social Security Act; and

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end medical cannabis as defined in section 152.22, subdivision 6.

(c) If a single-source drug used by at least two percent of the fee-for-service medical
assistance recipients is removed from the formulary due to the failure of the manufacturer
to sign a rebate agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, the
commissioner shall notify prescribing practitioners within 30 days of receiving notification
from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that a rebate agreement was
not signed.