04RS HB516


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HB 516 (BR 1816) - 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.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except remove the requirements relating to opportunistic diseases and infections, and remove the references to the classes of drugs that may not be limited and the requirement that the cabinet apply the provisions to all programs operated by the cabinet.

     HFA (1, T. Burch) - Make technical change.

     HFA (2/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendent.

     HFA (3/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 17-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 19-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2004; floor amendment (2-title) withdrawn ; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3-title) filed
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 66-24 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (3-title)
     Mar 18-received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Health and Welfare (S)

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