MD HB1119 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-7)
Status: Engrossed on March 14 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-16 - Reassigned to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring a pharmacist, or the pharmacist's designee who is under certain supervision, to inform a certain consumer of the availability of certain therapeutically equivalent drugs and the cost difference between the therapeutically equivalent drug and a certain prescribed drug; altering the cost difference of which a pharmacist, or the pharmacist's designee is required to inform a retail consumer under certain circumstances; requiring that a certain determination be based on a consumer's prescription benefit and formulary; etc.

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Pharmacists – Required Notification and Authorized Substitution – Lower–Cost Drug or Device Product


Roll Calls

2020-03-14 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 131 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 9) [PASS]


2020-03-16SenateReassigned to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-03-15SenateReferred Finance
2020-03-14HouseThird Reading Passed (131-0)
2020-03-13HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-13HouseFavorable with Amendments {626287/1 Adopted
2020-03-13HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2020-02-11HouseHearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-11HouseHearing canceled
2020-02-10HouseHearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-06HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health Occupations12504(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments