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House Bill 1251


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House Bill 1251

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF HB 1251 (Updated March 4, 2004 4:47 pm - DI 104)

Medications. Allows a pharmacy or pharmacist to donate medication to certain health clinics. Establishes the regional drug repository program to distribute donated drugs. Requires a health facility to return certain unused medication to the pharmacy that dispensed the medication. Allows a pharmacy or pharmacist to accept returned medication from a hospice program. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to review the process of returning unused medication. Expands protocols concerning the adjustment of a patient's drug regimen to nursing homes. Sets forth requirements for protocols used in nursing homes and requires quarterly review of protocols. Requires the prescription drug advisory committee to make recommendations concerning changes to the Indiana prescription drug program's drug benefit. Removes a provision prohibiting the committee from recommending the use of funds from the prescription drug account for a state prescription drug benefit if a federal program provides a similar benefit. Extends the existence of the prescription drug advisory committee until December 31, 2006. Makes a technical correction by repealing two different versions of a noncode provision and makes changes to the provisions. Repeals a provision requiring a provider to report to the office any rebates, discounts, and other price concessions that the provider receives.
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