HB 1977 HMOs; pharmacies; freedom of choice.
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Summary:
HMOs; pharmacies; freedom of choice. Exempts a health care plan whose terms require utilization of pharmacies exclusively operated for the HMO providing the plan from the pharmacy “freedom of choice” provisions in current law. Existing law stipulates that an HMO cannot prohibit a person receiving pharmaceutical benefits from selecting the pharmacy of his choice or impose any fee or condition on such person that is not equally imposed upon all individuals in the same benefit category.

Full text:
01/20/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD4719484  pdf
02/22/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1977ER)  pdf
03/23/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)  pdf

Status:
01/20/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD4719484
01/20/95  House: Referred to Committee on Corporations, Insurance and Banking
01/26/95  House: Reported from Corp., Ins. & Banking (22-Y 0-N)
01/27/95  House: Read first time
01/30/95  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/31/95  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/95  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/01/95  Senate: Read first time
02/01/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/95  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N)
02/14/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/95  Senate: Read third time
02/15/95  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1977ER)
03/06/95  House: Enrolled
03/06/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/07/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/20/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 446 (effective 7/1/95)
03/23/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)