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S.B. 87 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Medical Assistance Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . removes the automatic override to the preferred drug list in the state Medicaid
14 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 26-18-2.4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 180
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 26-18-2.4 is amended to read:
24 26-18-2.4. Medicaid drug program -- Preferred drug list.
25 (1) A Medicaid drug program developed by the department under Subsection
26 26-18-2.3 (2)(f):
27 (a) shall, notwithstanding Subsection 26-18-2.3 (1)(b), be based on clinical and
28 cost-related factors which include medical necessity as determined by a provider in
29 accordance with administrative rules established by the Drug Utilization Review Board;
30 (b) may include therapeutic categories of drugs that may be exempted from the drug
32 (c) may include placing some drugs, except the drugs described in Subsection [
33 (2), on a preferred drug list to the extent determined appropriate by the department; [
34 (d) notwithstanding the requirements of Part 2, Drug Utilization Review Board, shall
35 immediately implement the prior authorization requirements for a non-preferred drug that is in
36 the same therapeutic class as a drug that is:
37 (i) on the preferred drug list on the date that this act takes effect; or
38 (ii) added to the preferred drug list after this act takes effect; and
39 (e) except as prohibited by Subsections 58-17b-606 (4) and (5), the prior authorization
40 requirements established under Subsections (1)(c) and (d) shall permit a health care provider
41 or the health care provider's agent to obtain a prior authorization override of the preferred drug
42 list through the department's pharmacy prior authorization review process, which shall:
43 (i) provide either telephone or fax approval or denial of the request within 24 hours of
44 the receipt of a request that is submitted during normal business hours of Monday through
45 Friday from 8 am to 5 pm;
46 (ii) provide for the dispensing of a limited supply of a requested drug as determined
47 appropriate by the department in an emergency situation, if the request for an override is
48 received outside of the department's normal business hours; and
49 (iii) require the health care provider to provide the department with documentation of
50 the medical need for the preferred drug list override in accordance with criteria established by
51 the department in consultation with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
69 (i) means a drug that is used in immunosuppressive therapy to inhibit or prevent
70 activity of the immune system to aid the body in preventing the rejection of transplanted
71 organs and tissue; and
72 (ii) does not include drugs used for the treatment of autoimmune disease or diseases
73 that are most likely of autoimmune origin.
74 (b) A preferred drug list developed under the provisions of this section may not
76 (i) a psychotropic or anti-psychotic drug; or
77 (ii) an immunosuppressive drug.
78 (c) The state Medicaid program shall reimburse for a prescription for an
79 immunosuppressive drug as written by the health care provider for a patient who has
80 undergone an organ transplant. For purposes of Subsection 58-17b-606 (4), and with respect
81 to patients who have undergone an organ transplant, the prescription for a particular
82 immunosuppressive drug as written by a health care provider meets the criteria of
83 demonstrating to the Department of Health a medical necessity for dispensing the prescribed
84 immunosuppressive drug.
85 (d) Notwithstanding the requirements of Part 2, Drug Utilization Review Board, the
86 state Medicaid drug program may not require the use of step therapy for immunosuppressive
87 drugs without the written or oral consent of the health care provider and the patient.
88 (3) The department shall report to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee
89 and to the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee prior to November 1,
90 2010 regarding the savings to the Medicaid program resulting from the use of the preferred
91 drug list permitted by Subsection (1).
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