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39-7,120. Limitations on restrictions of patient access to prescription-only drugs through prior authorization or restrictive formulary; rules and regulations; factors to consider. (a) The secretary of health and environment may implement prior authorization of any new prescription-only drugs until such drugs are reviewed by the medicaid drug utilization review board at the next scheduled meeting. New drugs shall be approved for use when such drugs are used within package insert guidelines approved by the federal food and drug administration and clinically reputable compendia, such as the United States pharmacopeia, as approved by the secretary of health and environment, during the period before such drugs are reviewed by the medicaid drug utilization review board. The secretary of health and environment may not implement permanent prior authorization until 30 days after receipt of comments by the medicaid drug utilization review board.

(b) When considering recommendations from the medicaid drug utilization review board regarding the prior authorization of a drug, the secretary of health and environment shall consider the net economic impact of such prior authorization, including, but not limited to, the costs of specific drugs, rebates or discounts pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1396r-8, dispensing costs, dosing requirements and utilization of other drugs or other medicaid health care services which may be related to the prior authorization of such drug.

History: L. 1994, ch. 254, § 4; L. 2002, ch. 180, § 8; L. 2005, ch. 187, § 25; L. 2005, ch. 187, § 54; L. 2012, ch. 102, § 9; L. 2015, ch. 63, § 3; July 1.



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