Legislation


SB 209 – Alaska

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2018
Link: http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/30?Root=SB209

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY; AND RELATING TO NOTIFICATIONS TO CONSUMERS REGARDING PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICING. Would require a pharmacist to charge a consumer the applicable cost sharing or the current pharmacy retail price for a prescription medication, whichever is less. If a pharmacist, or a person acting at the direction of a pharmacist, determines that the cost sharing for a prescription medication exceeds the current pharmacy retail price, the pharmacist or person acting at the direction of a pharmacist shall notify the consumer of the pharmacy retail price and the consumer’s cost sharing. A pharmacist shall disclose the pharmacy retail price and the consumer’s cost sharing of any prescription when requested by the consumer. A pharmacy shall post a notice to consumers informing them that they may, at the point of sale, request the current pharmacy retail price for each prescription medication the consumer intends to purchase.


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