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HB20-1061

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Prevention Medications

Concerning pharmacists' ability to provide HIV infection prevention medications to patients.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

With regard to coverage under a health benefit plan for HIV infection prevention medications, the bill:

  • Prevents a health insurance carrier from requiring a covered person to undergo step therapy or to receive prior authorization before receiving HIV infection prevention drugs;
  • Requires carriers to cover HIV infection prevention drugs prescribed or dispensed by a pharmacist and to provide an adequate consultative fee to those pharmacists; and
  • Allows a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense HIV infection prevention drugs if the pharmacist fulfills specific requirements.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. L. Herod, Rep. A. Valdez
Sen. D. Moreno

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