05RS HB92

HB92

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HB 92/FN (BR 404) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to prescription drugs dispensed through programs under the jurisdiction of the Cabinet for Health Services.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 194A to prohibit the Cabinet for Health Services from placing prior authorization restrictions on HIV/AIDS drugs or diagnostic tests if prescribed and medically necessary; specify classes of drugs that may not be limited; require the cabinet to make these exemptions and exclusions from limitations applicable to all programs operated by all offices, agencies, and departments under the cabinet's jurisdiction.

HB 92 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions, except exempt the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program from the provisions that prohibit the use of prior authorization in agency programs.

     HFA (1, T. Burch) - Delete prohibition against establishing limits on laboratory or diagnostic tests; delete prohibition relating to limits on opportunistic diseases or infections related to HIV and AIDS; require the cabinet to set forth exemptions from formulary limitations in an administrative regulation.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 7, 2005
     Feb 14-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-3rd reading, passed 86-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 16-received in Senate
     Feb 22-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules


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