HOUSE BILL No. 1567
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: State prescription drug buying pool. Requires the office of
the secretary of family and social services to establish, implement, and
maintain a prescription drug purchasing program (program) to
negotiate the costs of prescription drugs for the following groups who
may participate in the program: (1) a state agency that purchases
prescription drugs or that arranges for the payment of the purchase of
prescription drugs; (2) a local unit; or (3) a state educational institution.
Specifies that if the state personnel department participates in the
program, the self-insurance program or contract must provide for
payment for prescription drugs purchased through the prescription drug
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 16, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1567
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 12-8-15; (03)IN1567.1.1. -->
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 15. Prescription Drug Purchasing Program
Sec. 1. (a) The office of the secretary of family and social
services shall establish, implement, and maintain a prescription
drug purchasing program to negotiate the terms related to the
purchase of prescription drugs by a person described in section 2
of this chapter.
(b) The office may contract with a pharmacy benefit manager
to conduct the negotiations required under subsection (a).
Sec. 2. The following persons may participate in the prescription
drug purchasing program established in section 1 of this chapter:
(1) A state agency:
(A) that purchases prescription drugs; or
(B) that arranges for the payment of the purchase of
(2) A local unit (as defined in
(3) A state educational institution (as defined in
Sec. 3. If the state personnel department participates in the
prescription drug purchasing program established by section 1 of
this chapter and:
(1) establishes a self-insurance program under
(2) enters into a contract for health services through one (1)
or more prepaid health care delivery plans under
that provides coverage for prescription drugs, the self-insurance
program or contract must provide for payment for prescription
drugs purchased through the prescription drug purchasing
Sec. 4. The office may adopt rules under
SOURCE: ; (03)IN1567.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]
, as added
by this act, applies to a self-insurance program or a contract with
a prepaid health care delivery plan that is established, entered into,
delivered, amended, or renewed after June 30, 2003.