KY SB50 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 7-1)
Status: Passed on March 27 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-27 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 70)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Amend KRS 205.647 to require the Department for Medicaid Services to establish and directly administer an outpatient pharmacy benefit program for all Medicaid beneficiaries; permit the department to contract with a third-party administrator on a fee-for-service reimbursement basis; require a third-party administrator to utilize the outpatient pharmacy benefit program established by the department; exempt outpatient pharmacy services provided by a health care facility that is registered as a covered entity pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sec. 256b from the provisions of this section; EMERGENCY; effective July 1, 2020.

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AN ACT relating to pharmacy benefits in the Medicaid program and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/hcs1, hca 1T, FINAL PASSAGE RSN# 1373 (Y: 30 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-03-12 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 224 (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/scs1 RSN# 1243 (Y: 33 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2020-03-27Senatesigned by Governor (Acts ch. 70)
2020-03-18Senatedelivered to Governor
2020-03-18Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2020-03-18Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2020-03-18Senatepassed 30-1
2020-03-18SenateSenate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2020-03-18Senateposted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1) and House committee amendment (1-title)
2020-03-17Senatereceived in Senate
2020-03-12House3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2020-03-11Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 12, 2020
2020-03-11House2nd reading, to Rules
2020-03-10Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2020-03-02Houseposted in committee
2020-02-24Houseto Appropriations & Revenue (H)
2020-02-20Housereceived in House
2020-02-20Senate3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
2020-02-20Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 20, 2020
2020-02-20Senatereported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
2020-02-19Senaterecommitted to Health & Welfare (S)
2020-02-18Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 19, 2020
2020-02-06Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2020-02-05Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2020-01-31Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2020-01-28Senateintroduced in Senate


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