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Last Updated: 08/070/2023

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Bill No. & Status
Summary    FPA Stance

HB357

SB742

SB1476

HB357 – Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers – Passed by House and Senate

GENERAL BILL by Toledo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Caruso ; Chaney ; Mooney ; Morales ; Sirois

Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Revises entities conducting pharmacy audits to which certain requirements & restrictions apply; authorizes audited pharmacies to appeal certain findings; provides that health insurers
& HMOs that transfer certain payment obligation to pharmacy benefit managers remain responsible for specified violations; provides penalty for failure to register as pharmacy benefit managers.

SB 742: Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Requiring that certain pharmacies be included in managed care plan pharmacy networks; requiring managed care plans to publish the Agency for Health Care Administration’s preferred
drug list, rather than any prescribed drug formulary; providing requirements for managed care plans using pharmacy benefit managers; requiring the Office of Insurance Regulation to examine pharmacy benefit managers under certain circumstances;
authorizing the Office of Insurance Regulation to suspend or revoke a pharmacy benefit manager’s registration or impose a fine for specified violations, etc.

SB1476: Prescription Drug Coverage

GENERAL BILL by Wright

Prescription Drug Coverage; Authorizing the Office of Insurance Regulation to examine pharmacy benefit managers; providing a penalty for failure to register
as a pharmacy benefit manager under certain circumstances; revising the entities conducting pharmacy audits to which certain requirements and restrictions apply; providing that health insurers and health maintenance organizations that
transfer a certain payment obligation to pharmacy benefit managers remain responsible for specified violations, etc.

HB357 – Support

SB742 – Support

SB1476 – Support

HB 843

SB 1136

HB 843: At-home Drug Deactivation and Disposal Systems

GENERAL BILL by Koster

At-home Drug Deactivation and Disposal Systems; Requires DOH, in coordination with Board of Pharmacy, to establish & administer At-home Drug Deactivation & Disposal System Program; provides requirements for at-home
drug deactivation & disposal systems; requires pharmacies to co-dispense such systems with opioid prescriptions for treatment of acute pain; requires DOH to develop relevant educational materials & plan for distribution of
at-home drug deactivation & disposal systems & educational materials.

SB 1136: At-home Drug Deactivation and Disposal Systems

GENERAL BILL by Jones

At-home Drug Deactivation and Disposal Systems; Requiring the Department of Health, in coordination with the Board of Pharmacy, to establish and administer the At-home Drug Deactivation and Disposal System Program for a specified
purpose; providing requirements for the at-home drug deactivation and disposal systems; requiring the department, in coordination with the board, to develop relevant educational materials and a plan for distribution of the at-home
drug deactivation and disposal systems and educational materials, etc.

HB 843 – Monitoring

SB 1136 – Monitoring

SB1892

HB1209

SB1892 Administration of Vaccines

General Bill by Burgess

Specifying training requirements for registered pharmacy technicians seeking to administer certain immunizations and vaccines; authorizing certified registered pharmacy technicians to administer specified immunizations and vaccines under certain circumstances; revising the specified immunizations and vaccines that certified pharmacists, registered interns, and registered pharmacy technicians may administer; specifying certification requirements for registered pharmacy technicians seeking to administer immunizations and vaccines, etc.

CS/HB 1209: Administration of Vaccines – Passed by House and Senate

General Bill by Tuck & CO-Sponsors Fernandez-Barquin, Rizo and Roach

Authorizes registered pharmacy technicians to administer specified vaccines under certain circumstances; authorizes certified pharmacists to administer specified vaccines under certain circumstances; revises immunizations or vaccines that certified pharmacists, registered interns, & registered pharmacy technicians may administer; revises & provides continuing education requirements for registered pharmacy technicians.

SB1892 – Support

CS/HB1209 – Monitoring/Support

SB1222

HB937

 

SB1222: Acute and Post-acute Hospital Care at Home

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Health Policy ; Bean ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gibson

Acute and Post-acute Hospital Care at Home; Authorizing paramedics to perform certain life support services to patients receiving acute and post-acute hospital care at home under certain circumstances; providing that a physician
or medical director who supervises or directs the provision of such services by a paramedic is liable for any act or omission during the provision of such services; specifying that Class III institutional pharmacies may dispense, distribute,
compound, and fill prescriptions for medicinal drugs for inpatient treatment and patients receiving acute and post-acute hospital care at home, etc.

 

CS/CS/HB 937: Acute Hospital Care at Home

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Professions and Public Health Subcommittee ; Altman

Acute Hospital Care at Home; Authorizes paramedics to perform life support services to patients receiving acute hospital care at home; provides physician or medical director who supervises or directs provision of such services
by paramedic is liable for any act or omission during provision of such services; provides that Class III institutional pharmacies may dispense, distribute, compound, & fill prescriptions for medicinal drugs for inpatient treatment
& patients receiving acute hospital care at home.

SB1222 – Monitoring

HB937 – Monitoring

HB693

CS/CS/HB 693: Department of Health

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Professions and Public Health Subcommittee ; Drake

Department of Health; Revises purpose of DOH’s targeted outreach program for pregnant women; requires DOH to educate pregnant women who have HIV on certain information; authorizes DOH to select samples of marijuana from medical
marijuana treatment center facilities for testing; provides reporting requirements for persons who ship compounded human drug products interstate; revises provisions relating to licensure of midwives, orthotist & prosthetist registration,
examination, & licensing, clinical laboratory directors, psychologist licensing, clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, & mental health counselors.

 HB693 – Monitoring

SB544

HB731

CS/SB 544: Drug-related Overdose Prevention – Passed by House and Senate

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Boyd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rouson

Drug-related Overdose Prevention; Revising the purpose of specified provisions relating to the prescribing, ordering, and dispensing of emergency opioid antagonists to certain persons by authorized health care practitioners;
providing certain authorized persons immunity from civil or criminal liability for administering emergency opioid antagonists under certain circumstances; revising requirements for a certain health awareness campaign; requiring hospital
emergency departments and urgent care centers to report incidents involving a suspected or actual overdose to the Department of Health under certain circumstances, etc.

SB544 – Support
HB731 – Support
SB312

SB 312: Telehealth – Passed by House and Senate

GENERAL BILL
by

Diaz

Telehealth; Revising the prohibition on prescribing controlled substances through the use of telehealth to include only specified controlled substances, etc.

 SB312 – Monitoring
SB534

SB 534: Prescription Drugs Used in the Treatment of Schizophrenia for Medicaid Recipients – Passed by House and Senate

GENERAL BILL
by

Harrell

Prescription Drugs Used in the Treatment of Schizophrenia for Medicaid Recipients; Authorizing the approval of drug products or certain medication prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia or schizotypal or delusional
disorders for Medicaid recipients who have not met the step-therapy prior authorization criteria, when the drug product or certain medication meets specified criteria, etc.

 

SB534 – Monitoing
SB1222

CS/CS/SB 1222: Acute and Post-acute Hospital Care at Home – Passed by House and Senate

GENERAL BILL
by Judiciary ; Health Policy ;
Bean ; (CO-INTRODUCERS)
Gibson

Acute and Post-acute Hospital Care at Home; Authorizing paramedics to perform certain life support services to patients receiving acute and post-acute hospital care at home under certain circumstances; providing that a
physician or medical director who supervises or directs the provision of such services by a paramedic is liable for any act or omission during the provision of such services; specifying that Class III institutional pharmacies may dispense,
distribute, compound, and fill prescriptions for medicinal drugs for inpatient treatment and patients receiving acute and post-acute hospital care at home, etc.

SB1222 – Monitoring
SB1950

 

CS/CS/SB 1950: Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program –Passed by House and Senate

GENERAL BILL
by Appropriations ; Health Policy ;
Brodeur

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program; Requiring, rather than authorizing, that the reimbursement method for provider service networks be on a prepaid basis; deleting a requirement that the Agency for Health Care Administration
provide the opportunity for public feedback on a certain waiver application; revising requirements relating to the databook published by the agency consisting of Medicaid utilization and spending data; deleting procedures for plan
procurements when no provider service networks submit bids; providing that cancer hospitals meeting certain criteria are statewide essential providers, etc.

 SB1950 – Monitoring

 

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