Bill Text: TX HB1917 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 35-14)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-15 - Effective immediately [HB1917 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB1917-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 1917
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits
  provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 533.005(a-1), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a-1)  The requirements imposed by Subsections (a)(23)(A),
  (B), and (C) do not apply, and may not be enforced, on and after
  August 31, 2023 [2018].
         SECTION 2.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1917 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 102, Nays 41, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1917 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 24, Nays 7.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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