LD 289 (subjects: INSURANCE , HEALTH )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=289&PID=1456&snum=127
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|2/5/2015||Senate||Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|2/5/2015||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report ACCEPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-104) READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-104) Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
On motion of Representative BECK of Waterville TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.
Later today assigned.
|6/3/2015||House||Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative BECK of Waterville, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-104) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-104).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/8/2015||House||PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 168
(Yeas 94 – Nays 47 – Absent 10 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/9/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence.
|6/15/2015||Senate||Taken from the table by the President ProTem
PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.
|6/30/2015||Senate||LD 289 In Senate, June 30, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 12 In Favor and 23 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become law and the VETO was SUSTAINED.|
Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 289 as originally introduced. L.D. 289 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-104) .
An Act To Amend the Health Plan Improvement Law Regarding Prescription Drug Step Therapy
Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA 4304, sub- 1-A is enacted to read:
Nothing in this subsection may be construed to prevent a health care practitioner from prescribing a medication for an off-label use or from prescribing a medication on more than one occasion when the health care practitioner determines it is medically appropriate.
A carrier that requires failure on one or more drugs as a condition of prior authorization for a nonpreferred drug may not collect a copayment greater than the lowest cost preferred drug copayment in the same drug class from an enrollee having satisfied the prior authorization requirements, as judged by the prescribing health care practitioner. Nothing in this subsection may be construed to prevent a carrier from collecting tiered copayments from enrollees not subject to the prior authorization requirements set forth in this subsection.
This bill establishes certain standards for prescription drug step therapy policies under the health plan improvement law.
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