Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act

nc-stampSB 384 – Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Danny Britt (R – Robeson),  Sen. Bill Rabon (R – New Hanover), Sen. Wesley Meredith (R – Cumberland)

HB 466 – Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Brenden Jones (R – Bladen)

This bill would regulate pharmacy benefit managers.

This bill outlines three consumer protections including the following:

  • Cost share for a prescription drug/clinical efficacy of a lower priced drug;
  • Store delivery services;
  • Collecting copayments that exceed submitted charges for which pharmacy is paid.

Senate:

Sen. Danny Britt (R – Robeson) introduced the bill in the Senate Health Committee on April 20, 2017. The bill was debated during the Committee, and members of the public were allowed to speak.This bill received a favorable report.

A proposed committee substitute was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 25, 2017. It was found to be favorable by the committee.

This bill received a favorable report in the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on April 25, 2017.

This bill was heard on the Senate floor on April 26, 2017. This bill passed second reading with a vote of 49-0, and will now move to the House.

The bill has been referred to the House Rules, Calendar, and Operations Committee.

This bill was heard in the House Rules, Calendar, and Operations Committee on June 28, 2017. The bill will now be sent to the House floor.

This bill passed on the House floor on June 28, 2017.

This bill passed on the Senate floor on June 28, 2017, and will now be sent to Governor Cooper.

This bill was signed by Governor Cooper on July 18, 2017.

 

House:

A proposed committee substitute was introduced in the House Insurance Committee on April 25, 2017. It was found to be favorable. This bill received a favorable in the House Health Committee on April 26, 2017.

This bill was heard in the House on April 26, 2017. It passed with a vote of 116-0, and will now move to the Senate.

This bill has been referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.

 
 

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