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Legislative Update (May 2018):


2018 Legislative Agenda

The Pharmacy Patient's Right to Care
Transforming access to healthcare for the pharmacy patient in New York State

Expand Patient Access to Care:

  • Improve the Appeals Process for Below-Cost Payments for Generic Drugs
  • Establish Ground Rules for Fair Pharmacy Audits
  • Expand Immunization Authority for Pharmacists
  • Facilitate Synchronization of Medication Refills
  • Comprehensive Medication Management
  • Expand Patient Access to Simple Lab Tests

Protect Patients from the High Cost of Prescription Medications

  • Patient Protection from Clawbacks and Gag Clauses
  • Oversight of PBMs

Protect the Safety of Patients

  • Strengthen Patient Protections Against Mandatory Mail Order for Prescription Drugs
  • Recognize Registered and Certified Pharmacy Technicians

Quick Links and Resources

 

Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) (A123) expands the list of vaccines to include Tdap, authorizes both patient-specific and non-patient specific orders for all vaccines and removes both sunset provisions and the county restriction in current law, removes the required survey report to DOH and allow the COH commissioner to issue a statewide order if there is an outbreak of disease or the threat of a disease outbreak.
 
Senator Hannon, Chair of the Senate health Committee, has confirmed that he will sponsor a matching Senate bill.
 
Talking points for legislative visits.
Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) (A123) expands the list of vaccines to include Tdap, authorizes both patient-specific and non-patient specific orders for all vaccines and removes both sunset provisions and the county restriction in current law, removes the required survey report to DOH and allow the COH commissioner to issue a statewide order if there is an outbreak of disease or the threat of a disease outbreak.
 
Senator Hannon, Chair of the Senate health Committee, has confirmed that he will sponsor a matching Senate bill.
 
Talking points for legislative visits.
Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) (A123) expands the list of vaccines to include Tdap, authorizes both patient-specific and non-patient specific orders for all vaccines and removes both sunset provisions and the county restriction in current law, removes the required survey report to DOH and allow the COH commissioner to issue a statewide order if there is an outbreak of disease or the threat of a disease outbreak.
 
Senator Hannon, Chair of the Senate health Committee, has confirmed that he will sponsor a matching Senate bill.
 
Talking points for legislative visits.
Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) (A123) expands the list of vaccines to include Tdap, authorizes both patient-specific and non-patient specific orders for all vaccines and removes both sunset provisions and the county restriction in current law, removes the required survey report to DOH and allow the COH commissioner to issue a statewide order if there is an outbreak of disease or the threat of a disease outbreak.
 
Senator Hannon, Chair of the Senate health Committee, has confirmed that he will sponsor a matching Senate bill.
 
Talking points for legislative visits.