HOUSE BILL No. 1131
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 16-18-2-331.5; IC 16-47-1.
Synopsis: Aggregate purchasing of prescription drugs. Allows small
businesses and residents who are at least 65 years of age to participate
in the state aggregate prescription drug purchasing program. Requires
the state personnel department to charge fees for certain administrative
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 11, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1131
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-331.5; (05)IN1131.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-18-2-331.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 331.5. "Small business", for
purposes of IC 16-47-1, has the meaning set forth in IC 16-47-1- 0.5.
SOURCE: IC 16-47-1-0.5; (05)IN1131.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 16-47-1-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2005]: Sec. 0.5. As used in this chapter, "small business" means
a business that satisfies the following:
(1) The business is independently owned and operated.
(2) The principal office of the business is located in Indiana.
(3) The business has not more than twenty-five (25)
SOURCE: IC 16-47-1-5; (05)IN1131.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 16-47-1-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 5. (a) The following
shall participate in the program:
(1) The department, for a health benefit plan:
(A) described in section 2(1), 2(2), or 2(3) of this chapter; and
(B) that provides coverage for prescription drugs.
(2) A state educational institution, for a health benefit plan:
(A) described in section 2(4) of this chapter; and
(B) that provides coverage for prescription drugs;
unless the budget agency determines that the state educational
institution's participation in the program would not result in an
overall financial benefit to the state educational institution.
(b) The following may participate in the program:
(1) A state agency other than the department that:
(A) purchases prescription drugs; or
(B) arranges for the payment of the cost of prescription drugs.
(2) A local unit (as defined in IC 5-10-8-1).
(3) The Indiana comprehensive health insurance association
established under IC 27-8-10.
(4) A small business.
(5) An Indiana resident who is at least sixty-five (65) years of
(c) The state Medicaid program may not participate in the program
under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 16-47-1-11; (05)IN1131.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 16-47-1-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2005]: Sec. 11. The department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2
to charge a:
(1) small business under section 5(b)(4) of this chapter; or
(2) resident under section 5(b)(5) of this chapter;
a fee to cover the administrative costs associated with the
participation of a small business or resident in the program.