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SB 103: ‘The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act’; pharmacy benefits managers; Commissioner of Insurance to promulgate certain rules and regulations; authorize

Voted on Thursday March 16, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act restricts certain actions by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).

PBMs are prohibited from requiring the use of mail-order pharmacies ; penalizing a pharmacist for disclosing a cheaper generic option prescribed to a patient; disallowing pharmacies to offer store direct delivery services; charging more in co-pays than the actual cost of the drug, and charging fees to pharmacies for adjudicating claims.
This is governed under the Department of Insurance.

More information on legis.ga.gov
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 170 94.4% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 8 4.4%