02RS HB283


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HB 283 (BR 1537) - S. Nunn

     AN ACT relating to medical assistance.
     Amend KRS 205.6312 to require the Cabinet for Health Services to institute nominal copayments for Medicaid services provided to recipients over the age of 18, including prescription drugs and over-the counter drugs; establish exemptions; require copayments to apply to services provided by prepaid health plan programs; and authorize the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations.


     HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Retain original provisions; limit the copayment amount for prescription and over-the-counter drugs covered under the Medicaid program to one dollar for recipients who are not excluded from copayments.

     SCS - Retain original provisions except delete language exempting family planning services and supplies furnished to individuals of childbearing age from copayment; and make technical correction.

     SFA (1, T. Buford) - Retain original provisions except add that a pharmacist or pharmacy that does not receive a copayment shall be entitled to a tax credit; create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to specify that the pharmacy or pharmacist receive a nonrefundable tax credit in the amount equal to the amount of copayment charged but not collected, permit the tax credit to pass through if the taxpayer is a pass-through entity, and require the Revenue Cabinet to determine the method of reporting the tax credit; amend KRS 141.020 and 141.040 to conform.

     Jan 9-introduced in House
     Jan 10-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 22-posted in committee; posting waived
     Jan 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 30-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 31, 2002
     Feb 4-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 5-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 6-received in Senate; to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 11-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 13, 2002
     Feb 13-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 14-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 32-6 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 92-0
     Mar 11-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 12-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 15-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 53)

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