KY SB188 | 2024 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 17-5)
Status: Passed on April 5 2024 - 100% progression
Action: 2024-04-05 - signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms for pharmacy-related insurance practices; require insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, and other pharmacy benefits administrators to establish reasonably adequate and accessible pharmacy networks; require the filing of an annual report; require the insurance commissioner to review pharmacy networks; provide that information and data acquired by the Department of Insurance shall be considered proprietary and not subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884 relating to open records; establish requirements for certain contracts between a pharmacy or pharmacist and an insurer, a pharmacy benefit manager, or any other pharmacy benefits administrator; establish prohibited conduct and requirements for certain pharmacy-related insurance practices; establish a complaint process for insureds, pharmacies, and pharmacists impacted by a violation of certain pharmacy-related insurance laws; create a new section of Subtitle 99 of KRS Chapter 304 to authorize the insurance commissioner to order reimbursement to persons who incurred a monetary loss as a result of a violation of certain pharmacy-related insurance laws; amend KRS 304.9-053 to require certain filings; amend KRS 304.9-054 to establish requirements for pharmacy benefit manager licensure; amend KRS 304.9-055 to permit the insurance commissioner to promulgate administrative regulations relating to pharmacy benefit managers; amend KRS 304.14-120 to require the insurance commissioner to review certain health plans; amend KRS 304.17A-712 to conform; amend KRS 304.17C-125 to apply certain pharmacy-related insurance laws to limited health service benefit plans, including limited health service contracts; amend KRS 304.38A-115 to apply certain pharmacy-related insurance laws to limited health service organizations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to require the state employee health plan and state agencies to comply with certain pharmacy-related insurance laws; amend KRS 367.828 to establish certain requirements for health discount plans relating to prescription drugs; make technical corrections; repeal KRS 304.38A-120, relating to assignment of certain benefits under limited health service organization plans, to consolidate provisions; apply various sections to contracts issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2025; require the insurance commissioner to promulgate administrative regulations to implement this Act on or before January 1, 2025; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2025.

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AN ACT relating to patient access to pharmacy benefits.


Roll Calls

2024-03-28 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 400 (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2024-03-26 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/scs1 sfa1 RSN# 3046 (Y: 35 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2024-04-05Senatesigned by Governor
2024-03-28Senatedelivered to Governor
2024-03-28Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2024-03-28Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2024-03-28Senatereceived in Senate
2024-03-28House3rd reading, passed 97-0
2024-03-28Houseplaced in the Orders of the Day
2024-03-27Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
2024-03-26Housereturned to Banking & Insurance (H)
2024-03-26House1st reading
2024-03-26Housetaken from Banking & Insurance (H)
2024-03-26Houseto Banking & Insurance (H)
2024-03-26Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2024-03-26Housereceived in House
2024-03-26Senate3rd reading, passed 35-1 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)
2024-03-25Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 26, 2024
2024-03-22Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2024-03-14Senatereported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) as a consent bill
2024-03-11Senatereturned to Banking & Insurance (S)
2024-03-11Senate2nd reading
2024-03-11Senatetaken from Banking & Insurance (S)
2024-03-06Senatereturned to Banking & Insurance (S)
2024-03-06Senate1st reading
2024-03-06Senatetaken from Banking & Insurance (S)
2024-02-12Senateto Banking & Insurance (S)
2024-02-08Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2024-02-08Senateintroduced in Senate


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