Inmate Pharmacy Purchasing and Monitoring Bill

HB 1108/SB 825 PED/Inmate Pharmacy Purchasing/Monitoring

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover)

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Brent Jackson (R-Duplin)

Bill Overview

This bill would modify and expand the 340B program for the purchasing of certain inmate education. The UNC Health Care System and The Department of Public Safety will coordinate efforts in order to save money on medications to inmates with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.

The bill would also require DPS to collect data on medications lost during inmate transfers. This data collection process should help minimize losses.

The bill would also allow the state to contract with a private pharmacy for local purchases of limited quantities of medicine.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on November 28, 2018. This bill was heard in the House Appropriations Committee on November 29, 2018.

The bill was amended in the House Appropriations Committee and passed in the House on November 29, 2018.

This bill was passed in the Senate Health Care Committee on December 4, 2018. The Department of Public Safety Medical Director and Chief Pharmacist provided input on the bill. The bill will now move to the Senate floor.



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