Subdivision 1. Applicability.
For purposes of sections
, the terms in
this section have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2. Contractor.
"Contractor" means an individual, business entity, or other private
organization that is awarded a contract by the commissioner to negotiate and administer the price
contracts for prescription drugs under section
16B.94, subdivision 2
Subd. 3. Nongovernmental Pharmaceutical Contracting Alliance or Nongovernmental
"Nongovernmental Pharmaceutical Contracting Alliance" or "Nongovernmental
Alliance" means the alliance established and administered by the commissioner under the
authority granted in section
Subd. 4. Manufacturer.
"Manufacturer" means a manufacturer as defined under section
151.44, paragraph (c)
Subd. 5. Prescription drug.
"Prescription drug" means a drug as defined in section
Subd. 6. Purchaser.
"Purchaser" means a pharmacy as defined in section
, including pharmacies operated by health maintenance organizations and hospitals.
Subd. 7. Seller.
"Seller" means a person, other than a manufacturer, who sells or distributes
drugs to purchasers or other sellers within the state.
History: 1997 c 202 art 2 s 27