SB 841 Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, report.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Health; implementation of federal Medicare Part D benefit; task force on prescription drug assistance for low-income Virginians. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to promulgate necessary regulations to implement the provisions of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit that becomes effective January 1, 2006. Upon implementation of the Medicare Part D program, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall convene a task force to assist the Department in evaluating the Medicare Part D benefit and to make recommendations for enhancing, coordinating, and integrating the existing pharmacy assistance programs for low-income Virginians and the Medicare Part D benefit. The Department shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by November 1, 2006. Authority for emergency regulations is included. This bill is identical to HB 1624.

Full text:
01/10/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051252724  pdf
01/20/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 051980724-S1  pdf
03/01/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB841ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/23/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)  pdf

Status:
01/10/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051252724
01/10/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/05  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/20/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 051980724-S1
01/21/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/21/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
01/24/05  Senate: Read second time
01/24/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/24/05  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 051980724-S1
01/24/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB841S1
01/25/05  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/25/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
01/25/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/05  House: Read first time
02/08/05  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/10/05  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/05  House: Read second time
02/14/05  House: Read third time
02/14/05  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/14/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
02/14/05  House: Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/14/05  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/14/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
03/01/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB841ER)
03/01/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/03/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/04/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/20/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 24 (effective 7/1/05)
03/23/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)