as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/25/2021 08:10am
A bill for an act
relating to health care; modifying the prescription drug price transparency public
posting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 62J.84, subdivision 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 62J.84, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
(a) The commissioner
shall post on the department's website, or may contract with a private entity or consortium
that satisfies the standards of section 62U.04, subdivision 6, to meet this requirement, the
(1) a list of the prescription drugs reported under subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, and the
manufacturers of those prescription drugs; and
(2) information reported to the commissioner under subdivisions 3, 4, and 5.
(b) The information must be published in an easy-to-read format and in a manner that
identifies the information that is disclosed on a per-drug basis and must not be aggregated
in a manner that prevents the identification of the prescription drug.
(c) The commissioner shall not post to the department's website or a private entity
contracting with the commissioner shall not post any information described in this section
if the information is not public data under section 13.02, subdivision 8a; or is trade secret
information under section 13.37, subdivision 1, paragraph (b); or is trade secret information
pursuant to the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, United States Code, title 18, section
1836, as amended. If a manufacturer believes information should be withheld from public
disclosure pursuant to this paragraph, the manufacturer must clearly and specifically identify
that information and describe the legal basis in writing when the manufacturer submits the
information under this section. If the commissioner disagrees with the manufacturer's request
to withhold information from public disclosure, the commissioner shall provide the
manufacturer written notice that the information will be publicly posted 30 days after the
date of the notice.
(d) If the commissioner withholds any information from public disclosure pursuant to
this subdivision, the commissioner shall post to the department's website a report describing
the nature of the information and the commissioner's basis for withholding the information
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