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HB 1543: Prescription Drug Coverage

GENERAL BILL by Gonzalez Pittman

Prescription Drug Coverage; Requires individual & group health insurers & HMOs to provide notice of prescription drug formulary changes within certain timeframe to current & prospective insureds & subscribers & treating physicians; specifies requirements for notice of medical necessity submitted by treating physician; specifies coverage requirement & restrictions on coverage modification by insurers & HMOs receiving notice of medical necessity; requires insurers & HMOs to maintain record of formulary changes; requires insurers & HMOs to annually submit specified report to OIR by specified date; requires office to annually compile certain data & prepare report, make report publicly accessible on its website, & submit report to Governor & Legislature by specified date; requires small employer carriers to comply with certain requirements for prescription drug formulary changes.

Effective Date: 1/1/2025
Last Action: 3/8/2024 House - Died in Select Committee on Health Innovation
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/8/2024 House • Filed
1/9/2024 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
1/13/2024 House • Referred to Select Committee on Health Innovation
• Referred to Appropriations Committee
• Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
• Now in Select Committee on Health Innovation
3/8/2024 House • Died in Select Committee on Health Innovation