MD HB652 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting the Secretary of Health from considering certain drugs to be specialty drugs for the purposes of providing services under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program; altering the definition of "specialty drug" for the purpose of excluding prescription drugs prescribed to treat certain conditions from the authority of certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to require certain drugs be obtained through a certain pharmacy and to provide coverage through a managed care system; etc.

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Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance – Specialty Drugs – Definition


Roll Calls

2020-03-16 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 133 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
2020-03-17HouseReturned Passed
2020-03-16SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2020-03-15SenateFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-15SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2020-03-13SenateReferred Finance
2020-03-12HouseThird Reading Passed (133-0)
2020-03-12HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-12HouseFavorable with Amendments {926987/1 Adopted
2020-03-12HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2020-02-06HouseHearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-29HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations

Same As/Similar To

SB931 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General15101(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General15118.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Insurance15847(n/a)See Bill Text
Insurance15847.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments