Maryland 2019/2020 Legislative Session Bills

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2019/2020 Supported Bills

HB 756

​HB 756 – MARYLAND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS – REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS BY DELEGATE KIPKE

*   A  PBM must reimburse the pharmacy an amount that is at least equal to the National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC), plus the fee for service – professional dispensing fee determined by the Maryland Medical Assistance program.

Target Effective date:  Emergency bill. Immediate.

Status: In Committee

HB 1307

Effective date:  1/1/2021

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

HB 1307 – PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS – NETWORK ADEQUACY AND REIMBURSEMENT – BY DELEGATE KIPKE, ET.AL.

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HB 663

Effective Date:  10/1/2020

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

HB 0663 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Out-of-State Pharmacists and Discipline for Noncompliance – By Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee (Departmental - MDH)

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HB 1100

Effective Date:  6/1/2021

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

HB 1100 – Prescription Drug Affordability Board - Meetings, Legal Advisor, and Technical Changes – BY DELEGATE PENDERGRASS

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SB 99

Effective Date:  1/1/2021

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

SB 0099 – Health Insurance Benefit Cards, Prescription Benefit Cards and Other Technology - Identification of Regulatory Agency – By Chair, Finance Committee (Departmental - MIA)

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SB 477/HB 1462

Effective Date:  10/1/2021

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

SB 0477/HB 1462 – Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Proram - Revisions – BY SENATOR CAROZZA

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HB 885

​HB 885 – PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS – DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS BY DELEGATES SAMPLE-HUGHES & KIPKE

*   Establishes a fiduciary relationship between the PBM and the plan sponsor and beneficiary.  In essence, the duties and obligations of the PBM must be consistent with the best interest of the plan sponsor (purchaser) and beneficiaries (subscribers) and not just what is in the best interest of the PBM.

Target Effective date:  10/1/2020

Status: In Committee

 

HB 652/SB 931

Effective date:  Emergency bill. Immediate.

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

​HB 652/SB 931 – MARYLAND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND HEALTH INSURANCE – SPECIALTY DRUGS – DEFINITION BY DELEGATE KIPKE, ET.AL. AND CROSS-FILED BY SENATOR HAYES​

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HB 512

Effective date:  1/1/2022

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

​HB 0512 – Drugs and Devices - Electronic Prescriptions - Controlled Dangerous Substances – BY DELEGATE BARRON

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SB 669/HB 1095

Effective date:  6/1/2020

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

​SB 0669/HB 1095 – Public Health - Prescription Drug Affordability Board and Fund – By President (Prescription Drug Affordability Board and Fund)

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HB 749

Effective date:  10/1/2022

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

​HB 0749 – Health Occupations - Dental Hygienists - Authority to Prescribe and Administer Medication – BY DELEGATE KIPKE​

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HB 1273

Effective date:  10/1/2020

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

​HB 1273 – Health Insurance – Audits of Pharmacies or Pharmacists – Authorization to Withdraw and Resubmit Claims – BY DELEGATE JOHNSON

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HB 1462/SB 477

Effective date:  10/1/2020

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

​HB 1462/SB 0477 – Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Proram - Revisions – BY DELEGATE METZGAR

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SB 166

Effective date:  1/1/2022

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

​SB 0166 – Drugs and Devices - Electronic Prescriptions - Controlled Dangerous Substances – BY SENATOR KELLEY

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HB 1095/SB 669

FAILED

Status: Vetoed by Governor

​HB 1095/SB 0669 – Public Health - Prescription Drug Affordability Board and Fund – By Speaker (Prescription Drug Affordability Board)

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SB 931/HB 652

Effective date:  Emergency bill. Immediate.

Status: ENACTED into law without Governor's signature

SB 0931/HB 0652 – Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Specialty Drugs - BY SENATOR HAYES​

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