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62A.307 PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; EQUAL TREATMENT OF PRESCRIBERS.

Subdivision 1.Scope of requirement.

This section applies to any of the following if issued or renewed to a Minnesota resident or to cover a Minnesota resident:

(1) a health plan, as defined in section 62A.011;

(2) coverage described in section 62A.011, subdivision 3, clause (2), (3), or (6) to (12); and

(3) a policy, contract, or certificate issued by a community integrated service network licensed under chapter 62N.

Subd. 2.Requirement.

Coverage described in subdivision 1 that covers prescription drugs must provide the same coverage for a prescription written by a health care provider authorized to prescribe the particular drug covered by the health coverage described in subdivision 1, regardless of the type of health care provider that wrote the prescription. This section is intended to prohibit denial of coverage based on the prescription having been written by an advanced practice nurse under section 148.235, a physician assistant under section 147A.18, or any other nonphysician health care provider authorized to prescribe the particular drug.

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