DE HB441 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on August 28 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-08-28 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Due to the delay in the prior authorization process by pharmacy benefit managers, many patients end up waiting days to weeks for medications to be filled that are prescribed on an emergency basis or for medications that have been previously prescribed for chronic and long-term conditions that must go through the prior authorization process again. To reduce the delay and hardship of this waiting process, this bill will put into place specified time tables to fill emergency prescriptions and to make subsequent prior authorizations for chronic and long-term conditions to be filled more readily.

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An Act To Amend Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Pharmacy Benefit Manager Prior Authorization Of Emergency Prescriptions And Prescriptions For Chronic Or Long-term Conditions.


Roll Calls

2018-07-01 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-06-27 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-08-28 Signed by Governor
2018-07-01 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2018-07-01 Suspension of Rules in Senate
2018-06-27 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2018-06-27 Amendment HA 1 to HB 441 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-06-26 Amendment HA 1 to HB 441 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
2018-06-05 Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House

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